Election For D.C. Attorney General Must Go On, Court Rules | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Election For D.C. Attorney General Must Go On, Court Rules

Play associated audio

The D.C. Council's decision to delay the election of an independent attorney general is backfiring. An appeals court has ruled the city must hold the election as soon as possible.

In 2010, D.C. voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly supported a referendum creating an elected attorney general position. That election was supposed to take place this year, but in a close vote last year, the D.C. Council voted to delay the election for at least four years.

The move was challenged in the courts by lawyer Paul Zukerberg, who declared his candidacy and gathered enough signatures to make the ballot.

Zukerberg ultimately prevailed. The Appeals court, in its ruling, wrote that it "rejected the ... argument that the electorate's intent should be given little if any consideration."

The court says the election must be held as soon as possible.

NPR

Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
NPR

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
NPR

'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
NPR

Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.