Norton Introduces New D.C. Equality Bill That Could Bring Millions Of Dollars To The District
Norton Introduces New D.C. Equality Bill That Could Bring Millions of Dollars to the District
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) this week introduced the District of Columbia Civil Enforcement Equality Act, which would allow the D.C. Attorney General’s office to enter into contingency fee contracts with private law firms to represent D.C. in litigation, the same authority enjoyed by states, other local governments and most federal agencies. The bill is part of her “Free and Equal D.C.” series of legislation, which insists on equal rights for D.C. residents, which is possible under the Home Rule Act even before the District achieves statehood.
The federal Anti-Deficiency Act, which …