Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for February 27 - 28, 2013

Don't Poach Funds From Smart-Growth FundGay marriage supporters, opponents pressure high courtFive Best Thursday ColumnsAgainst the lawLakewood Heritage Advisory Board to give overview of historic preservation lawQuebec language law takes a slap at families of Canadian militarySeminar Offers Hints On Navigating The Medicare-Medicaid MazeSenate advances bill to help preserve Native American languagesConservative justices target Voting Rights ActA Faith Is Tested, and Then RenewedHighlands law wouldn't pass today, Vohden saysTrauma Sets Female Veterans Adrift Back HomeTHE LAW OF NECESSITYMontana Senate OKs bill for Indian language preservation pilot programCranford considers resolution to protect water resources from Highlands

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Preservation board wants warehouse to remain a landmark
Durham Herald SunFebruary 5, 2013

City officials should vote down Greenfire Development's request to strip the Liberty Warehouse of its status as a local landmark, Durham's Historic Preservation Commission says. The commission's non-binding advice to the City Council passed on an 8-0 vote.more »

Hoping for big things at the Somerville Museum
The Somerville NewsFebruary 21, 2013

“Since Somerville passed the Community Preservation Act, that is an exciting grant we can apply for.” They are also scheduling a fundraising event on March 15 and are in the process of developing a Kickstarter website effort to raise money online ...more »

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Don't Poach Funds From Smart-Growth Fund
Hartford CourantFebruary 28, 2013

In 2005, the legislature passed a visionary bill to protect the state's quality of life, the Community Investment Act. It created a special fund using a $30 real estate document recording fee to pay for farmland preservation, open space acquisition ...more »

Gay marriage supporters, opponents pressure high court
Washington TimesFebruary 28, 2013

Among those calling for the preservation of DOMA and Proposition 8 were international jurists, 20 state attorneys general and advocates for constitutional law, religious liberties and traditional values. Ten sitting Republican senators, including Sen ...more »

Five Best Thursday Columns
The Atlantic WireFebruary 28, 2013

Adam Serwer in Mother Jones on the Supreme Court's racism blindness Listening in on the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act case, you might think racism has died and no longer has any impact on voter turnout. "Scalia worried that Section 5, and its ...more »

Against the law
Inquirer.netFebruary 28, 2013

It violates the law of self-preservation, because the diocese defends the posting of the sign as free speech—the very defense that the controversial reproductive-health activist Carlos Celdran invoked in the infamous Manila Cathedral case. While we ...more »

Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board to give overview of historic preservation law
Plain DealerFebruary 28, 2013

Richard Sicha, chairman of the board, will give a recap of Lakewood's Historic Preservation Ordinance, explain what the ordinance does and doesn't do, and explain the framework for historic preservation in the city. Maps will be shared showing ...more »

Quebec language law takes a slap at families of Canadian military
National PostFebruary 28, 2013

A political movement predicated on preserving a minority-language group within North American, the French, has systematically sought to marginalize minority-language Anglos within Quebec. Bill 14's attack on the children of war veterans and members of ...more »

Seminar Offers Hints On Navigating The Medicare-Medicaid Maze
NJ TODAYFebruary 28, 2013

NEW BRUNSWICK — The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on successfully navigating through the “Medicare-Medicaid Maze” on Monday, March 4, 1-3 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off ...more »

Senate advances bill to help preserve Native American languages
Helena Independent RecordFebruary 28, 2013

It is our intent with this law to make sure of that preservation.” Indian Education for All is Montana's constitutionally required program that teaches Native American culture in classes throughout the public school system. Gov. Steve Bullock also came ...more »

Conservative justices target Voting Rights Act
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 28, 2013

... Klan robes anymore, but they have calculators and maps, trying to destroy the minority vote in the state of Texas,” said T.C. Calvert of the Bexar County Voting Rights Coalition, among several in San Antonio on Wednesday urging preservation of the law.more »

A Faith Is Tested, and Then Renewed
New York TimesFebruary 28, 2013

Published: February 27, 2013. ELIZABETH, N.J. — As it was in a famous holiday movie, the preservation of a deep-rooted institution ran a narrative parallel to the saving of a soul. .... A brother-in-law convinced him to seek help. He went on ...more »

Highlands law wouldn't pass today, Vohden says
New Jersey HeraldFebruary 28, 2013

Chris Christie was heavily criticized by environmentalists, charged Wednesday that state lawmakers would not approve the 9-year-old Highlands law limiting development if given the opportunity for a do-over. "If these senators, today, would take the ...more »

Trauma Sets Female Veterans Adrift Back Home
New York TimesFebruary 28, 2013

Some homeless veterans marshal boot-camp survival skills, like Nancy Mitchell, of Missouri, 53, an Army veteran who spent years, off and on, living in a tent. ... For those hoping to better their lives, being sexually assaulted while serving their ...more »

THE LAW OF NECESSITY
NewsWithViews.comFebruary 28, 2013

Likewise, no Christian should tolerate for one minute any pastor or religious teacher who would demand that they submit to any lesser law that infringed upon the greater law of the protection and preservation of life. Not for one minute! The “higher ...more »

Montana Senate OKs bill for Indian language preservation pilot program
The MissoulianFebruary 28, 2013

“If we don't proceed forward with preserving (these languages), we'll be teaching Indian Education for All in the past tense: That's what we used to do. It is our intent with this law to make sure of that preservation.” Indian Education for All is ...more »

Cranford considers resolution to protect water resources from Highlands
Cranford Chronicle - NJ.comFebruary 27, 2013

“The coalition has taken upon itself, through me, to muster some support for the water preservation part of the Highlands Act. The original idea was to have a preservation area and a planning area, with limited development and an emphasis on ...more »

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