Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for February 23 - 24, 2012

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien Vows To Repeal Maryland Gay Marriage LawHistoric house in Bridgewater could be destroyed as part of a deal to preserve...Shalli Fights for Frozen MillionsHistoric preservation tax credit backed 8-1 by Tulsa councilShalli fights for frozen millionsThe Implications Of Pippins v. KPMG For The Preservation Of EvidenceOn the Shoulders of GiantsPevely Dairy complex awaits wrecking ballAdvisory Council on Historic Preservation Steps in to Block Northfield Post ...[Updated] Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutionalSt. Louis University gets city approval to raze Pevely Dairy complexTewksbury opts in to Highlands planHonoring New York's Landmarked TreasuresLegislature looks at expanding historic preservation tax creditsAs houses get bigger, Sharon may regulate large dwellings

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Officials closer to putting historic preservation law on the books
TribLocalFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Terry Weppler pushed to add some wording in the proposed law. He wants homeowners outside historic preservation districts to have the freedom to opt in or out of the application process for landmark status in the rare scenario that someone else ...more »

High Line Hopes in Jersey City
Wall Street JournalFebruary 7, 2012

Mr. Hyman, who has spent millions of dollars on the court cases, has signed the settlement, said one of his attorneys, Daniel Horgan. "Everybody wants it over with," said Mr. Horgan. "We would like everybody else to sign on it.more »

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Cardinal Edwin O'Brien Vows To Repeal Maryland Gay Marriage Law
On Top MagazineFebruary 24, 2012

“The Catholic Church, like others throughout western civilization for thousands of years, has regarded marriage for its unique gifts rooted in nature, and respected that only God alone – not the Church and not government – bestows the true meaning upon ...more »

Historic house in Bridgewater could be destroyed as part of a deal to preserve...
NJ.comFebruary 24, 2012

Bill Schleicher, president of the Branchburg Historic Preservation Commission, says that by having the present owner destroy the 1750 structure ahead of the purchase, the municipality skirts a state law that requires it be saved.more »

Shalli Fights for Frozen Millions
AllAfrica.comFebruary 24, 2012

In response to Shalli's attack on the initial order through which the money in his account was preserved pending further legal moves to have the funds forfeited to the State, the PG is asking the court to grant a new preservation order in respect of ...more »

Historic preservation tax credit backed 8-1 by Tulsa council
Tulsa WorldFebruary 24, 2012

By PJ LASSEK World Staff Writer The City Council approved 8-1 on Thursday a resolution to ask the Legislature to keep the state's historic preservation tax credit program. Councilor GT Bynum cast the only dissenting vote, saying that if "there is money ...more »

Shalli fights for frozen millions
NamibianFebruary 24, 2012

In response to Shalli's attack on the initial order through which the money in his account was preserved pending further legal moves to have the funds forfeited to the State, the PG is asking the court to grant a new preservation order in respect of ...more »

The Implications Of Pippins v. KPMG For The Preservation Of Evidence
Metropolitan Corporate CounselFebruary 23, 2012

Since the plaintiffs have sued under both federal and state law, differing requirements govern the claims. The FLSA allows collective actions, but not class actions, meaning that employees interested in joining the lawsuit must indicate their consent ...more »

On the Shoulders of Giants
Huffington Post (blog)February 23, 2012

Those who want to protect America's public lands have benefited from the giants of conservation, such as John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Bob Marshall, and Howard Zahniser. These individuals worked to define the concept of wilderness, put it into law, ...more »

Pevely Dairy complex awaits wrecking ball
STLtoday.comFebruary 23, 2012

Ivy Pinkston, a commission member from the comptroller's office, said the city cannot ignore SLU's law school relocation as a commitment to the city. Biondi and other university representatives said they had considered preserving the main Pevely ...more »

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Steps in to Block Northfield Post ...
Patch.comFebruary 23, 2012

The ACHP, which is responsible for oversight of the country's historic preservation laws, says the USPS can't legally put the Northfield Post Office up for sale yet. By Corey Butler Jr. The downtown Northfield branch of the United States Postal Service ...more »

[Updated] Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional
The GA VoiceFebruary 23, 2012

In addition, the preservation of government resources cannot, as a matter of law, justify barring some arbitrarily chosen group from a government program," the ruling states. That marriage has traditionally been held to mean the union of a man and a ...more »

St. Louis University gets city approval to raze Pevely Dairy complex
STLtoday.comFebruary 23, 2012

Ivy Pinkston, a commission member from the comptroller's office, said the city cannot ignore SLU's law school relocation as a commitment to the city. Biondi and other university representatives said they had considered preserving the main Pevely ...more »

Tewksbury opts in to Highlands plan
New Jersey HillsFebruary 23, 2012

About two-thirds of Tewksbury lies in the Preservation Area of the Highlands, an area automatically under the jurisdiction of the Highlands Council following the passage of the Highlands Act in 2004. The other one-third of the township, meanwhile, ...more »

Honoring New York's Landmarked Treasures
Cornell University The Cornell Daily SunFebruary 23, 2012

Curated by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, the exhibit celebrates both the New York City Preservation Movement and the sites that the Landmarks Law protects. Passed in 1965, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Law came in response to a growing ...more »

Legislature looks at expanding historic preservation tax credits
Evening News and TribuneFebruary 23, 2012

The legislation that created the program was drafted in a way to give preference to historic structures in hard-hit downtowns and run-down neighborhoods. But the current law only allows the state to award a total of $450000 in historic-preservation tax ...more »

As houses get bigger, Sharon may regulate large dwellings
Boston GlobeFebruary 23, 2012

William C. Wheaton, a professor in the Department of Economics and the Center for Real Estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that because state law does not give cities and towns the authority to regulate the size of houses, ...more »

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