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Despite the energetic efforts of would-be Attorney General Paul Zukerberg, District voters won’t be voting for the city’s first elected AG on April 1, after a Superior Court judge ruled against Zukerberg today.

Zukerberg, who initially sued the city over efforts to move the vote from 2014 to 2018, then declared as a candidate in the race himself, couldn’t prove that he’d suffer “irreparable harm” if he didn’t receive an injunction to stay on the ballot, according to Judge Laura A. Cordero.

“Plaintiff has not ‘clearly demonstrated,’ much less made a ‘strong showing’ that he will be in danger of suffering irreparable harm if the Attorney General election is not held in 2014,” Cordero writes.

With Zukerberg’s injunction request rejected, the Board of Elections can now print ballots for the April primary without the race on them.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery