Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for January 29 - 31, 2015

County supervisors review their to-do listReview: The Case For A Secular New JerusalemAgency and utility under scrutiny for proposed Pinelands gas pipelineIn State Saturday, Jan. 31Developers allow dig of sacred site in ChillicotheJudge again blocks YouTube video in fraud caseTreasures of New York: The Landmarks Preservation Movement Commemorates ...Abutter sues Northampton Planning Board, Valley CDC over 'Lumberyard ...NYC Trying To "Guilt Trip" Developers Into Keeping Affordable HousingElderly, disabled must soon leave subsidized apartmentsHow to reform (and how not to reform) laws governing police raidsGetting Married? Got Assets? Read This FirstNeed for Historic Preservation Stressed at Village SessionThe Real Debate Over Israel's 'Jewish Nation-State' BillBig Bend news briefs

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Dispute brings scrutiny to Austin preservation law
Fort Worth Star TelegramJanuary 2, 2015

Owner Gwyn Shive, 96, wants to demolish the 1,900-square-foot, International-style house, saying it has fallen into disrepair and would cost more than $475,000 to fix up. Shive owns the house through the name Delta H Corp. While the decision to give ...more »

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: The modern day miracle of Israel
Washington TimesJanuary 4, 2015

I am not merely talking about the preservation of human life that is tragically lost to deadly terrorist attacks and wars that are forced upon the Jewish state by neighbors who remain committed to its destruction. I am also talking about the ... Are ...more »

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County supervisors review their to-do list
Napa Valley RegisterJanuary 31, 2015

Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht at the April 9, 2013 meeting requested a status report on the county's landmark preservation law, which seeks to preserve historic wineries, barns and other structures. “We changed the landmark preservation ordinance, but I ...more »

Review: The Case For A Secular New Jerusalem
Communities Digital NewsJanuary 31, 2015

“Religious and cultural communities, just like bird flocks, need no state laws to preserve their unique heritages. Jewish preservation of the last 2,000 years is the best proof. Driving out three quarters of a million people who were not Jewish to make ...more »

Agency and utility under scrutiny for proposed Pinelands gas pipeline
Philly.comJanuary 31, 2015

"I certainly didn't know about them," longtime Commissioner Edward Lloyd, a professor of environmental law at Columbia University, said after the vote. "I think we should have." Last January, the full commission ... Because South Jersey Gas' preferred ...more »

In State Saturday, Jan. 31
Brunswick NewsJanuary 31, 2015

ATLANTA: A retired Emory University law school professor and his wife have created a $1 million challenge grant for the law school. ... City officials on Tybee Island are applying for a $30,000 grant from the state Historic Preservation Division. The ...more »

Developers allow dig of sacred site in Chillicothe
Columbus DispatchJanuary 31, 2015

Various groups have tried and failed to get the Ohio legislature to pass laws protecting such ancient sites. Burks said that cemetery laws only protect graves that are newer than 126 years, and the only federal law that applies to ancient burial ...more »

Judge again blocks YouTube video in fraud case
Sun SentinelJanuary 30, 2015

But Pugliese's legal team has called him a victim of DeLuca's scheme to cut him out of the planned 41,000-acre community. It was conceived as a place committed to preservation, homes for up to 250,000 people, and jobs in a "Silicon Valley of green ...more »

Treasures of New York: The Landmarks Preservation Movement Commemorates ...
Long Island ExchangeJanuary 30, 2015

(Long Island, NY) Mayor Robert Wagner enacted the New York City Landmarks Law in 1965 following the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station in 1963. The law, one of the most visionary pieces of historic preservation legislation in the United ...more »

Abutter sues Northampton Planning Board, Valley CDC over 'Lumberyard ...
MassLive.comJanuary 30, 2015

Mayor David Narkewicz was out of his office and unavailable for comment. The Northampton City Council is slated Thursday to debate whether to grant $350,000 in Community Preservation Act monies to the project. CDC Executive Director Joanne Campbell ...more »

NYC Trying To "Guilt Trip" Developers Into Keeping Affordable Housing
GothamistJanuary 30, 2015

Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been tried to explain to the city council that her department has limited control over the program, which is a state law. "We can't force owners, but we can provide incentives," she explained. "We ...more »

Elderly, disabled must soon leave subsidized apartments
The TennesseanJanuary 30, 2015

Phil Thomason, principal in local preservation planning firm Thomason & Associates, who nominated the building for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, said a developer that buys the building could be eligible for a 20 percent federal ...more »

How to reform (and how not to reform) laws governing police raids
Washington PostJanuary 30, 2015

First, in Georgia, “Bou Bou's Law” would require police to show probable cause that suspects could be dangerous to police or could destroy evidence if police were required to knock and announce themselves before forcing their way into a home. It ...more »

Getting Married? Got Assets? Read This First
ForbesJanuary 30, 2015

Additional precautions include transferring your separate property, including your ownership interest in the company, into a domestic or foreign asset protection trust (except in the case of a S Corporation, whose stock only certain types of trusts can ...more »

Need for Historic Preservation Stressed at Village Session
Southern Pines PilotJanuary 30, 2015

"We operate under state law," Lewis said. "We didn't make this stuff up." The Old Town section of Pinehurst was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, eight years before the village incorporated as a municipality. The village ...more »

The Real Debate Over Israel's 'Jewish Nation-State' Bill
The Nation.January 29, 2015

In 2000, the Israeli Supreme Court determined that Israel's Law of Return (which guarantees the right of Jews anywhere in the world to live in Israel and gain citizenship), the preservation of a Jewish majority, Hebrew as the central language, Jewish ...more »

Big Bend news briefs
Tallahassee.comJanuary 29, 2015

The nominees for the judge ship are: Stephen Sebastian Everett, general counsel for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; William J. Miller, bankruptcy attorney; Todd P. Resavage, Administrative law judge; J. Layne Smith, general counsel for ...more »

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