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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

DA Files Motion For High Court To Recuse Gableman, Rehear Act 10 Case
WISC MadisonMarch 1, 2012

... he accepted free legal services from prominent Wisconsin law firm Michael, Best & Friedrich, which represented the state of Wisconsin in the legal fight over Act 10. Act 10 is the contentious law that made changes to collective bargaining rights ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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New push in Northern Pass fight
Concord MonitorMarch 4, 2012

"But the fact of the matter is that the law on the books is written by the corporations and their lobbyists, and they protect them far more than they protect the individuals." Nottingham voters passed their ordinance in 2009 with 60 percent of the vote ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Law school fuzzy grad jobs stats: A federal offense?
FortuneMarch 16, 2012

Civil lawsuits filed last year against a dozen law schools across the country are making their way through state and federal courts, Congress is looking into holding a hearing on law school reporting practices, and more details of law school employment ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Planning Board rejects Churchill & Banks $20 million retail-office park
Valley BreezeMarch 1, 2012

The accidental discovery of the dumping, and the developer's failure to report test-well findings either to the board or the State Department of Environmental Management, sent deliberations - already tenuous because of traffic concerns - into a ...more »

Natural Resources
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Holland & Knight Bound for Bogota
The National Law JournalMarch 2, 2012

In launching the Bogota outpost, Holland & Knight joins Baker & McKenzie as the only other major law firm with US roots to establish a physical presence in Colombia. Baker has had an office in the city for five decades, according to its website.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Statehouse Insider: Goodbye and good riddance
The State Journal-RegisterMarch 18, 2012

About the same time, the state Historic Preservation Agency was alerted that bobblehead Booth was being sold here. It isn't anymore. “We thought it was in bad taste,” said Historic Preservation spokesman DAVE BLANCHETTE. “It wasn't there very long.more »

Floodplain
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Environmental protesters want 30000-room Mexican resort stopped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Mexican law allows developments in and around many protected areas if studies find they will not have serious environmental impacts, but the permits are being challenged in Mexican courts by the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, which argues that ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Army of volunteers enlists in a fight to save the farm
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 2, 2012

The Game Council, which was created through the Game and Feral Animal Control Act a decade ago, is also responsible for the more contentious culling of pests in state forests. In the past 11 months alone, its hunters have killed 66983 feral animals in ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Tom Eblen: We need to balance past, future in historic preservation debates
Lexington Herald LeaderMarch 3, 2012

From the first historic preservation laws in the 1930s, and continuing with the next wave of them in the 1960s, the emphasis usually was on preserving as museum pieces the landmarks associated with wealthy and powerful white men.more »

Otter who raised orphaned pups, inspired law dies
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 5, 2012

"Toola was the most amazing role model," said Karl Mayer, animal care coordinator at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program, where Toola lived for more than a decade. "We all miss her, but we're just very thankful for ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Recycling Plant Padlocked
Manila BulletinMarch 7, 2012

By FREDDIE C. VELEZ GUIGUINTO, Bulacan – A tire pyrolysis plant here denounced by residents for pollution has been closed down for violating environmental laws. Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and a team from the Environmental Management Bureau of ...more »

Public Utilities
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Commerce Publishes Final Rule Revising Regulations Issued Pursuant to the ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

The Final Rule provides detailed regulations regarding the statutory requirements for FTZs to act as public utilities and provide uniform treatment. The Final Rule also allows confidential complaints about alleged public utility or uniform treatment ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Hardrock Mining Reform Would Hurt US Economy, Not Expected to Pass
International Business TimesMarch 5, 2012

The General Mining Act of 1872 exempts most hardrock miners, including precious metals companies, from the same royalty payments that result in billions of dollars of government revenue from oil, natural gas, and coal companies each year by allowing ...more »

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