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A Washington man who has traveled the globe, trying to build international pressure on the U.S., has come up with a new legal strategy for the District to use in its push to achieve congressional representation. Tim Cooper, head of Worldrights, believes the U.S. system – in which DC residents pay taxes but don’t have representation – represents a violation of international human rights law. His new law review article, “The District of Columbia v. The 50 States: A 21st Century Lawsuit to Remedy an 18th Century Injustice,” lays out the approach he believes the city should take.
Cooper shared his rationale publicly for the first time today, on NewsTalk. The interview can be seen below in its entirety.
We also talked with Leo Schefer, president of the Washington Airports Task Force, about the debate over where to locate the new Metro station at Dulles and the recent incidents of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job.
DCist.com’s Martin Austermuhle offered analysis of next week’s DC Council special election.
And we aired a segment on the Konterra development in Prince George’s County that was pre-empted by our coverage of President Obama’s town hall meeting in Annandale.
Thursday at 10am: Del. Tony O’Donnell (R-Southern Maryland) discusses the just-concluded session of the Md. General Assembly. And we’ll talk with David Linden, author of “The Compass of Pleasure.”