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.”
“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.Read more
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
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.Read more
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)Read more
Andrea Noble writes a thoughtful piece chronicling Paul's legal battle with the council to keep the attorney general election on the ballot in 2014 in the Christmas Eve edition of the Washington Times.
As we're coming closer and closer to the ballot petition filing deadline, the Zukerberg for Attorney General campaign needs help finishing up and validating our signatures to ensure Paul gets on the ballot.
How you can help:
1. Sign up for one or more office shifts this week, Wednesday 6:30pm-9pm, Sunday 11am-2pm, and Sunday 2pm-5pm to help us validate signatures in preparation of our first filing with the Board of Elections. Email Info@votezukerberg.com to RSVP!
2. Collect some signatures this week! The more we have the better. So commit to 20, 40, or any number of signatures from registered DC Democratic voters. Signatures must come in by noon on Sunday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to commit and arrange to have petitions dropped off.
This campaign is about ensuring that the District keeps it promise to DC voters who voted 3-1 to have an independent elected Attorney General. We can't do it without the volunteers and supporters that make this campaign run.
Paul Zukerberg will be a guest WPFW's DC Politics Hour with Eugene Kinlow to talk about his ongoing effort to stop the city form canceling the 2014 attorney general election. The show starts at 11:00, Paul's segment will come on at 11:30. Tune in to 89.3 FM or stream it live at www.wpfwfm.org.
Dorothy Brizill chronicled the city's campaign finance regulators' attempt to shut down Paul's campaign in her latest edition of themail, saying that"OCF’s action was unprecedented and had no basis in the city’s law code or municipal regulations."
Key snips: "...a District of Columbia lawyer challenging the city’s decision to delay the first-ever attorney general election is taking his fight back to D.C. Superior Court."
"Zukerberg's lawyer, Gary Thompson of Reed Smith, said in an interview today they decided to pursue the case in Superior Court and drop the constitutional claims to avoid delays on the issue of jurisdiction. "We're just trying to get to the merits," he said...The case is assigned to Judge Laura Cordero. A scheduling hearing is set for Feb. 28."