Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for April 28 - 30, 2014

State could ban city and county tree lawsThe Affordable Care Act's zombie problemGeorgia's Concealed Carry Expansion: A Victory for Individual RightsTechnology to rescue Cape's space historyNJ Affordable Housing Board MeetsHospital followed law buying Bayview property without appraisal, state saysLocal activities planned for National Preservation MonthLaser project focuses on preservationWhat Sterling said was very wrong, no question. But there is a question as to ...Many of Virginia's historic sites are in jeopardyWith decisive action, Silver does what Stern never could — oust SterlingNew Historic Preservation Code Under ConsiderationCalifornia of Two Minds on Warrantless Searches of CellphonesHurley Town Board approves spending for inventory of historic propertiesSt. Louis and Kansas City mayors oppose federal gun law nullification bill

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Belleair commission approves Belleview Biltmore property division
Tampabay.comApril 1, 2014

But that would have violated a town law that hotel properties must be at least 20 acres — the exact size of the Biltmore site — so commissioners were asked to reduce the requirement to 17.5 acres. The amendment passed on first reading in February ...more »

San Juan Capistrano: Jewel of the Missions
Guardian Liberty VoiceApril 2, 2014

For preservation and safekeeping, the mission bells were concealed in the earth, and everyone, including the padres, left for San Diego. ... The mission itself was sold at auction and became a private ranch to the Forster family, the Governor's brother ...more »

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State could ban city and county tree laws
Durham Herald SunApril 30, 2014

The language on tree-protection laws is direct, barring both cities and counties from adopting or enforcing any ordinance or regulation that governs “the removal, replacement and preservation of trees on private property within its jurisdiction ...more »

The Affordable Care Act's zombie problem
al.comApril 30, 2014

Though slightly less popular than the critically acclaimed television show, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has also garnered an audience of millions interested to see what will happen next with the controversial law. Right now ...more »

Georgia's Concealed Carry Expansion: A Victory for Individual Rights
JURISTApril 30, 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Thomas Warns, New York University School of Law, Class of 2015, discusses Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act and the balance it strikes between rights to private property and self-defense... State of Georgia seal. © WikiMedia ...more »

Technology to rescue Cape's space history
USA TODAYApril 30, 2014

Lacking funds for major preservation projects, Penders has turned to technology to save what's left of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's historic launch complexes — virtually, at least — before it's too late. Over the past year, a University of ...more »

NJ Affordable Housing Board Meets
New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioApril 30, 2014

Jeff Tittel, the director of the Sierra Club in New Jersey, said that could result in high numbers for rural places that should have land set aside for preservation. Tittel also criticized the state for wanting 10 percent of the housing in new ...more »

Hospital followed law buying Bayview property without appraisal, state says
South Whidbey RecordApril 30, 2014

There may be good reasons not to shackle a public agency hands when it comes to buying property, such as instances when quick action is required for preservation, but Smith said laws can always be tailored to address special circumstances. “You can ...more »

Local activities planned for National Preservation Month
Tyler Morning TelegraphApril 30, 2014

Local activities are planned in celebration of National Preservation Month. The National Trust for Historic Preservation sponsors National Preservation Month each year, and the theme this year is “New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage.” ...more »

Laser project focuses on preservation
Florida TodayApril 30, 2014

Lacking funds for major preservation projects, Penders has turned to technology to save what's left of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's historic launch complexes — virtually, at least — before it's too late. Over the past year, a University of ...more »

What Sterling said was very wrong, no question. But there is a question as to ...
Chicago Tribune (blog)April 30, 2014

Audio and audiovisual recordings are medias of expression commonly used for the preservation and dissemination of information and ideas, and thus are included within the free speech and free press guarantees of the first and fourteenth amendments ...more »

Many of Virginia's historic sites are in jeopardy
Washington PostApril 30, 2014

But many of those places are in jeopardy from decay and development, weather and lack of resources, according to Preservation Virginia, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting historic locales. The group's annual list of endangered ... The transportation ...more »

With decisive action, Silver does what Stern never could — oust Sterling
SportingNews.comApril 29, 2014

That could mean a sale within the family—to his daughter and son-in-law, who works for the team, for example—even if that is not the most satisfactory result. A sale to Lakers great ... But if an impulse toward self-preservation leads to the right ...more »

New Historic Preservation Code Under Consideration
Scarsdale10583.comApril 29, 2014

The Village Board of Trustees is continuing to work on revisions to the portion of Village Code concerning historic preservation. Trustee Stacey Brodsky, Chair of the Trustees Law Committee, appeared before the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale on ...more »

California of Two Minds on Warrantless Searches of Cellphones
Wall Street Journal (blog)April 29, 2014

The state, trying to preserve the conviction of a San Diego gang member, contends police did not need a magistrate's authorization to go through the suspect's Samsung smartphone for incriminating photos and data, under precedents intended to protect ...more »

Hurley Town Board approves spending for inventory of historic properties
Kingston Daily FreemanApril 29, 2014

Officials last year began seeking proposals for an inventory needed to implement an Historic Preservation Law that was adopted in 2007 and requires accumulating a list of building to be protected. Scroggins said U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York ...more »

St. Louis and Kansas City mayors oppose federal gun law nullification bill
STLtoday.comApril 28, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Legislature's support for bills that seek to nullify federal gun regulations drew criticism from the mayors of the state's two largest cities. They said at the capitol Monday that these laws could impede efforts to crack ...more »

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