Acting Atty. Gen. Peter Nickles

Today, the D.C. Council passed legislation that would make the city’s Attorney General an elected position. By a 12-1 margin, the council approved the measure. If enacted, the AG would serve a four-year term and must have significant experience litigating in the District. The Home Rule charter would have to be amended by Congress before the legislation could be enacted.

Of course, AG Peter Nickles is against this legislation. He said the new law would be “disastrous.”

*file photo by Darrow Montgomery.