Law in the Public Interest: D.C.’s New Attorney General, Brian Schwalb
The Office of the DC Attorney General (OAG) is unique. Unlike many other cities, the District’s residents elect their AGs. And the position as the city’s “chief legal officer” is […]
Emancipation Day Events Will Focus on Freedom and Citizenship
The holiday celebrates the passage of the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862, signed by President Lincoln on April 16.
House Bill on D.C. Statehood Likely to Pass
Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the bill, H.R.51, to be discussed and voted on tomorrow, would declare the city a new state, named “Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.”
Mark Plotkin, a Passionate Voice, Has Died
Plotkin wrote for all manner of news outlets, including, in recent years, The Georgetowner, where his last pieces appeared in 2017, and the Hill, where he covered the first hectic years of the Trump administration.
Bowser, D.C. Officials Make Compelling Statehood Pitch to Congress
Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the legislation would shrink the District — the official seat of the federal government — to two square miles.
Mayor Bowser Delivers 2019 State of the District Address
Here is the complete text of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s State of the District address, as delivered on Monday, March 18, at the University of the District of Columbia.
Del. Norton Cites D.C. Statehood Progress
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton reported on Feb. 21 that she had introduced H.R.51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and obtained a record 155 original cosponsors.