In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.
Even though he personally supports giving the District of Columbia more power over its local budget, the city’s attorney general told a federal appeals court Friday that Congress has made clear that it wants to maintain control of the purse strings.
State Sen. Brian Frosh is the Democratic nominee for Maryland attorney general.
District of Columbia elections officials are making nominating petitions available for candidates for attorney general.
The District of Columbia’s highest court has ruled that the city must hold an election for the office of attorney general as soon as practically possible.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department plans to collect data on police stops, searches and arrests in an effort to study racial bias in law enforcement.
The D.C. Council will consider a measure that would allow city residents to an elect an attorney general in November.
A District of Columbia judge says she won’t require elections officials to print the attorney general race on the April 1 primary ballot after the D.C. Council has voted to postpone the race.
A District of Columbia judge is deciding whether to require elections officials to print the attorney general race on the April 1 primary ballot despite the fact the D.C. Council has voted to postpone the race.
A special election will be held Jan. 21 to fill the seat of state Sen. Mark Herring, who was elected attorney general.