Paul Zukerberg, a candidate for Attorney General of the District of Columbia, has re-filed his lawsuit to force the District to hold an election for that post. He originally filed in the District’s own court system, but the D.C. government moved the case to U.S. District Court. The U.S. District Court ruled against Zukerberg on a technicality. Zukerberg has now re-filed, and is back in the D.C. court system. See this story. The story says the first court date won’t be until February 28, but it seems likely Zukerberg can get the case expedited, because the primary is April 1.
The voters of D.C. passed a charter amendment saying that voters would start electing Attorney General in 2014, but the District doesn’t want to hold the election until 2018. The ballot language specified that the first election would be in 2014, but the actual text of the amendment (which wasn’t printed on the ballot) said the city could decide when to start electing that office.