Showdown on Cancelled AG Election set for May 29th in the D.C. Court of Appeals

"This fight is not over by a longshot," says Zukerberg

Washington, D.C.  (April 8, 2014) --  Today the D.C. Council failed to agree to compromise legislation introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) which would have allowed District voters to elected their attorney general in the November 2014 general election. The Council's refusal to restore the attorney general to the November ballot sets up a May 29th showdown in the Court of Appeals between those who believe that the D.C. Charter requires a 2014 AG election and those who believe that the Council knows best.

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Leading Good Government Groups Back Zukerberg Elected D.C. Attorney General Lawsuit, Oral Argument Set for May 29th

D.C. Vote, D.C. for Democracy, the Nonprofit Roundtable, DC Appleseed, and Shadow Delegation file Amicus Brief Supporting a 2014 AG Election

Washington, D.C. (April 3, 2014) – D.C.’s leading good government civil organizations have filed an amicus brief inZukerberg v. D.C. Board of Elections, urging the D.C. Court of Appeals to preserve D.C. citizens’ right to elect their attorney general. The civil groups support Zukerberg's suit to compel the Board of Elections to place the office of attorney general back on the November 2014 ballot. The Court of Appeals has set oral argument in Zukerberg v. D.C. Board of Elections for May 29, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

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Zukerberg Election Day Column: Accountability Not on the Ballot

Paul's election day column: As D.C. voters cast their ballots this week, one of the most consequential votes for our city's future isn't even listed. That's because the D.C. Council and Mayor have determined that our city "isn't ready" to elect an attorney general.

Click here to read it on HuffPo DC

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Zukerberg to Endorse Brianne Nadeau at Columbia Hts. Rec Center This Saturday at 11 AM

“I'm endorsing Brianne because she will stand for accountability and fair-dealing on the Council," said Zukerberg.

WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, March 29th at 11:00am, Paul Zukerberg will endorse Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate Brianne Nadeau when he votes at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center. 

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Zuk’s Attorney General Fight

“Poll numbers are out-of-sight,” said Zukerberg.

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2014) -- Paul Zukerberg, the trial attorney, candidate for D.C. Attorney General, and plaintiff in Zukerberg v. the D.C. Board of Elections, the case to enforce D.C.'s charter amendment creating an independent and elected attorney general, released a new poll today showing overwhelming support for his lawsuit and for holding an election for attorney general in 2014.

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WaPo: Delay to D.C. attorney general election will go before highest local court

Mike DeBonis writes on Paul's appeal of attorney general lawsuit to D.C.'s highest court:

“It’s the responsible thing to do,” Zukerberg said of his decision to appeal. “That’s why we have a Court of Appeals.”

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Zukerberg Appeals Lower Court Ruling Allowing AG Election to Be Taken Off Ballot

“Because the trial court's ruling limits the voting rights of D.C. citizens, a higher court should review this case to assure that it is being decided correctly.” said Democratic AG candidate Paul Zukerberg.

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Listen to Paul on Kojo Today!

Paul will be live on the Kojo Nnamdi Show today at noon to talk about decriminalization and his pending court challenge to the cancellation of the AG election.  

Tune in here: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-02-07/politics-hour-feb-7-2014

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Court Hearing on Elected DC AG Lawsuit Set for Thursday Feb 6th 9:30 a.m.

Zukerberg: “We are pleased that the Court will address the merits of this case, and are confident that the attorney general election will proceed as scheduled."

(Washington, D.C.) – A District of Columbia Superior Court judge has set a hearing for Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. on Democratic candidate Paul Zukerberg’s motion for a preliminary injunction, to prevent the D.C. Council from cancelling the 2014 election for attorney general. Absent court action, D.C. BOEE says that on February 8th they will print the Primary ballot without the office of attorney general. 

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D.C. Council on AG Election Cancellation: The Intent of the Voters is "Simply Not Relevant”

Appointed AG’s brief attacks Zukerberg as “complicit...unfair...and unhelpful” for challenging the Council’s attempt to cancel the election. Zukerberg fires back: "I will fight the Council and anyone else who seeks to deprive D.C. citizens of their right to vote."

(Washington, D.C.) – The D.C. Attorney General responded to AG candidate Paul Zukerberg’s lawsuit by flatly telling a Superior Court judge in a 265 page opposition to preliminary injunction that “the intent of the voters...is simply not relevant, for a variety of obvious reasons.” (Opp. at p. 16)

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