Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for January 29 - 31, 2014

You Say You Want a Public Hearing?First female legislator's family home to be preserved in AshevilleMohenjo Daro: Protest over Pakistan festival at ruinsMaking heritage relevant?City uses eminent domain to save downtown Providence buildingCape May County panel considers restoration grantsPreservation group puts 11 historical buildings at University of Kentucky on ...The 'Second Amendment Preservation Act' raises questions, concernsLegal opinion: $1M cannot be used this year in SudburyLegal opinion: $1M cannot be used this year in SudburyRail-Safety Effort Stalled by Indian Reviews to Go FasterRail Safety Work Stalled by Indian Reviews to Go FasterDefence lawyers granted access to Fisa surveillance documents in terror caseBerlin: XYZ Takes 'Preservation,' Directed by 'Home Movie's' Christopher DenhamCranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board reports on 2013 activities

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Nieves Prefiles New Version of Gun-Rights Bill
The MissourianJanuary 1, 2014

Jay Nixon's veto of the first Second Amendment Preservation Act. The next legislative session starts Jan. 8. Nieves' bill is Senate Bill 613. The bill summary states that federal supremacy does not apply to gun laws because “such laws exceed the scope ...more »

Federal bill would restore community TV funding
77Square.comJanuary 3, 2014

Edward Markey, D-Mass., sponsored the Community Access Preservation Act, or CAP Act. The bill attempts to undo some of the effects of recent law and rule changes that have gutted funding for public access, educational and government (PEG) channels.more »

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You Say You Want a Public Hearing?
Huffington PostJanuary 31, 2014

Each post office closing and disposal where there are community concerns ought to get the kind of consultation among concerned parties that's required by the regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).more »

First female legislator's family home to be preserved in Asheville
News & ObserverJanuary 31, 2014

The Asheville home of the South's first female state legislator, Lillian Exum Clement, will be permanently protected through a donation made to a local preservation organization, it was announced Friday. Clement was the first woman elected to the NC ...more »

Mohenjo Daro: Protest over Pakistan festival at ruins
BBC NewsJanuary 31, 2014

Dawn: "The organisers' intentions of preserving and promoting Sindh's culture may indeed be good. Yet good intentions alone, without being backed by proper planning, may end up doing more harm than good." ... He should focus on improving law and order ...more »

Making heritage relevant?
DAWN.com (blog)January 31, 2014

... permission has been granted or not, Section 18 of the Act puts another restriction: "A protected immovable antiquity shall not be used for any purpose inconsistent with its character or for a purpose other than that directly related to its ...more »

City uses eminent domain to save downtown Providence building
The Providence JournalJanuary 31, 2014

“You could see how the power of eminent domain could be manipulated to benefit powerful interests,” said Bruce I. Kogan, a law professor at Roger Williams University. There have always been, and will remain, instances in which using the power is ...more »

Cape May County panel considers restoration grants
Press of Atlantic CityJanuary 31, 2014

Last year the freeholders decided to take advantage of a 1997 state law that allows the fund to be used for recreation and historic preservation projects. The county's Open Space Review Board, which makes recommendations to the freeholders on which ...more »

Preservation group puts 11 historical buildings at University of Kentucky on ...
Lexington Herald LeaderJanuary 30, 2014

The Hamilton House, a building on The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation's "Eleven in Their Eleventh Hour" list of endangered buildings, 342 South Limestone on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, January 30, 2014 ...more »

The 'Second Amendment Preservation Act' raises questions, concerns
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (blog)January 30, 2014

With a title like the "Second Amendment Preservation Act," you'd expect HB 733 to sail through both houses and be signed into law rather swiftly. The bill, filed Monday by Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, would prohibit Florida from providing any ...more »

Legal opinion: $1M cannot be used this year in Sudbury
MetroWest Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2014

... the money also could have been helpful as an alternative money source to the selectmen's $150,000 request to the Sudbury Community Preservation Committee that, thanks to a shortage of Community Preservation Act funds this year, might not be granted.more »

Legal opinion: $1M cannot be used this year in Sudbury
MetroWest Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2014

... the money also could have been helpful as an alternative money source to the selectmen's $150,000 request to the Sudbury Community Preservation Committee that, thanks to a shortage of Community Preservation Act funds this year, might not be granted.more »

Rail-Safety Effort Stalled by Indian Reviews to Go Faster
BloombergJanuary 30, 2014

Work on installing the antennae required for the system to work halted last May when the railroads and their regulators learned that 565 American Indian tribes have the right under U.S. law to review, one by one, whether the equipment might be built on ...more »

Rail Safety Work Stalled by Indian Reviews to Go Faster
BloombergJanuary 30, 2014

Work on installing the antennae required for the system to work halted last May when the railroads and their regulators learned that 565 American Indian tribes have the right under U.S. law to review, one by one, whether the equipment might be built on ...more »

Defence lawyers granted access to Fisa surveillance documents in terror case
The GuardianJanuary 30, 2014

A representative of a criminal defendant has for the first time been granted permission to view evidence gathered against him under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, one of the wellsprings of authority for terrorism surveillance. Judge Sharon ...more »

Berlin: XYZ Takes 'Preservation,' Directed by 'Home Movie's' Christopher Denham
VarietyJanuary 29, 2014

... to horror/thriller “Preservation,” from writer-director-actor Christopher Denham. Wrenn Schmidt (“Boardwalk Empire”) Aaron Staton (“Mad Men”) and Pablo Schreiber (HBO's “The Brink,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Orange is the New Black”) comprise the key cast.more »

Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board reports on 2013 activities
Cranford Chronicle - NJ.comJanuary 29, 2014

In 2013, the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board completed several projects that had been in progress for several years, furthering its mission of aiding in the preservation of Cranford's architectural heritage through documentation of ...more »

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