Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for February 27 - 28, 2014

Bumpy ride ahead through pothole purgatoryPioneer of mid-century modern architecture in West Michigan dead at age 89Boaters are damaging seagrass off Key Biscayne, UM researchers sayReligious freedom and gay rights debate will re-emerge in Kansas Legislature ...Asia's Power Businesswomen, 2014: Chew Gek Khim Unlocks Value at Straits ...Executive Privilege, Politics, and the Separation of PowersThere's no need for religious protection law in NevadaPlainville slot parlor gets conditional OKDrone use for law enforcement would require warrant under billVirginia Ahart: Letter writer should have researched CPALetter writer should have researched CPAGenesee Valley Park bridges on state threatened listGeorgia religious freedom bills wouldn't protect discriminationThe Lockean right of self-defense–and stand-your-ground lawsArizona's decision on anti-gay bill just one bump in the road for religious ...

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Westport working to make beach accessible to disabled
SouthCoastToday.comFebruary 3, 2014

Under state law, the Community Preservation Act allows communities to use CPA funding for purposes including conservation of historic places, public housing, preservation of open spaces, and to develop and modify recreational facilities. The proposed ...more »

Democrats seek to reinstate net neutrality with Open Internet Preservation Act
Venture Capital PostFebruary 4, 2014

The Open Internet Preservation Act was introduced by the Democrats in both the House and Senate today, TechCrunch reported. The bill would resurrect the net neutrality rules that have been struck out last month. The core idea of net neutrality is that ...more »

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Bumpy ride ahead through pothole purgatory
New Pittsburgh CourierFebruary 28, 2014

“What people have to understand is you can't have a pothole without first having a crack in the pavement surface,” says engineer Larry Galehouse, director of the National Center for Pavement Preservation, a quasi-government entity affiliated with ...more »

Pioneer of mid-century modern architecture in West Michigan dead at age 89
Michigan Business Review - MLive.comFebruary 28, 2014

... said Vanderploeg, who is researching mid-century modern architecture in West Michigan. “Real estate fans know about James Bronkema now and have rediscovered his work in the last 10 years,” said Jennifer Metz, a partner in Past Perfect, a historic...more »

Boaters are damaging seagrass off Key Biscayne, UM researchers say
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 28, 2014

The project is designed “to help the public make informed decisions of why it's important to take care of natural resources,'' White said. About 20 percent of the 83 acres that comprise the Mashta Flats, which is part of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic ...more »

Religious freedom and gay rights debate will re-emerge in Kansas Legislature ...
Lawrence Journal WorldFebruary 28, 2014

An informational hearing will be held Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee on what is called the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, which was approved last year and signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback. That law says that ...more »

Asia's Power Businesswomen, 2014: Chew Gek Khim Unlocks Value at Straits ...
ForbesFebruary 28, 2014

She went to work for local law firm Drew & Napier, specializing in corporate law and gaining valuable life lessons, she says, in perseverance, hard work and dealing with people. Three years later she quit to join the family's investment group, .... to ...more »

Executive Privilege, Politics, and the Separation of Powers
Brown Political ReviewFebruary 28, 2014

Nixon, the Court acknowledged the separation of powers basis for both the existence and certain limits on claims of executive privilege. In the former case, the Court reviewed the constitutionality of the Presidential Recordings and Materials ...more »

There's no need for religious protection law in Nevada
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)February 28, 2014

The same debate was had in Nevada in 2013, as Republican and Democratic lawmakers sought to pass Senate Bill 192, the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act. (Nevada's law had some similar language to the Arizona measure, but was ...more »

Plainville slot parlor gets conditional OK
Boston.comFebruary 27, 2014

The five-member panel voted 3-2 today to approve the proposal by Penn National Gaming, subject to a number of administrative conditions. Penn National must get ... They presented their findings in hearings Tuesday and Wednesday. The commissioners ...more »

Drone use for law enforcement would require warrant under bill
The Seattle Times (blog)February 27, 2014

Drones could be used for non-law-enforcement purposes, such as wildlife management, habitat preservation and environmental-damage assessment. Passed 83-15 in the state House, the bill draws policy points from a drone bill stalled last year and House ...more »

Virginia Ahart: Letter writer should have researched CPA
GazetteNETFebruary 27, 2014

22 letter to the editor, I noted with interest that the letter writer indicates that the Coammunity Preservation Act was signed into law by the Republicans. This act is unique to Massachusetts. No other state has a law exactly like it. Yes, a ...more »

Letter writer should have researched CPA
GazetteNETFebruary 27, 2014

22 letter to the editor, I noted with interest that the letter writer indicates that the Coammunity Preservation Act was signed into law by the Republicans. This act is unique to Massachusetts. No other state has a law exactly like it. Yes, a ...more »

Genesee Valley Park bridges on state threatened list
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleFebruary 27, 2014

Now, the Preservation League of New York State has included the bridges among its Seven to Save listing of the state's most threatened historic resources. A news conference is scheduled for Thursday ... "A lot of people think the (barge) canal was ...more »

Georgia religious freedom bills wouldn't protect discrimination
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)February 27, 2014

You'd be forgiven for not understanding that's what the Preservation of Religious Freedom Act would do, and where it came from. Since 1993, Americans have enjoyed the same protections from federal intrusions on their free exercise of religion that the ...more »

The Lockean right of self-defense–and stand-your-ground laws
Washington Post (blog)February 27, 2014

I should have a right to destroy that which threatens me with destruction: for, by the fundamental law of nature, man being to be preserved as much as possible, when all cannot be preserved, the safety of the innocent is to be preferred: and one may ...more »

Arizona's decision on anti-gay bill just one bump in the road for religious ...
CNNFebruary 27, 2014

The Preservation of Religious Freedom Act has been introduced into Georgia's legislature, and it is similar to the one vetoed in Arizona. The measure, which is moving through the state House of Representatives, allows a private company to ignore state ...more »

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