Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for February 16 - 18, 2016

House vote could affect Nathan Bedford Forrest bustSouth China Sea dispute: US attacks China 'militarisation'Suspected Chinese missiles deployed on disputed South China Sea islandWith Surface-to-Air Missiles, China Militarizes the South China SeaTim Cook Opposes Order for Apple to Unlock iPhone, Setting Up ShowdownPalau vs. the PoachersBig Risks, as Landmarks Preservation Commission Moves to Prune Proposed GemsChina downplays reports of anti-aircraft missile deployment on contested islandWhat are they thinking? Oklahomans, legal experts question slew of bills introduced at the capitolHurley delays hearing on preservation law revisionsTribal representatives will tour Afton burial moundLetters to the editor: Feb. 17Will Scalia's Death Quash Free Speech For Union Members?Tinkering with last year's transportation laws continues this year1936 span in NLR free to haul away

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Eroding coastlines: The cost of construction on Florida's most critically eroding beaches
WPECFebruary 1, 2016

It's called a coastal construction control line. It was enacted in 1978 as part of the Beach and Shore Preservation Act. Anyone who wants to build past the line is required to apply for a CCCL permit. CBS 12 Investigates obtained all of the permit ...more »

Chicago suburb to charge historic site nomination fees
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 3, 2016

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb will charge an application fee for designating historic landmarks and districts for the first time since adopting an historic preservation law in 1982. The Daily-Herald (bit.ly/20nKL5L) reports the Geneva City ...more »

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House vote could affect Nathan Bedford Forrest bust
The TennesseanFebruary 18, 2016

Shaw said statues such as the bust of Forrest serve as reminders of a dark time in American history. For that reason, Shaw said he ultimately doesn't believe the state should not have a historic preservation law on the books. Although he said he ...more »

South China Sea dispute: US attacks China 'militarisation'
BBC NewsFebruary 17, 2016

China dismissed the reports as "hype", but said it had the right under international law to defend itself. Several nations claim territory in the resource-rich South China Sea, which is also an important shipping route. A spokesman for Mr Kerry said ...more »

Suspected Chinese missiles deployed on disputed South China Sea island
Washington PostFebruary 17, 2016

At Sunnylands, Obama also pledged the United States would continue to conduct “freedom of navigation” exercises in the South China Sea. He said that maritime disputes must be resolved by legal means, including through a case brought by the Philippines ...more »

With Surface-to-Air Missiles, China Militarizes the South China Sea
Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2016

Beijing's claims, which have yet to be clarified, are clearly inconsistent with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which it has ratified. These claims also infringe on what is universally recognized, except by China, as international water and ...more »

Tim Cook Opposes Order for Apple to Unlock iPhone, Setting Up Showdown
New York TimesFebruary 17, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple said on Wednesday that it would oppose and challenge a federal court order to help the F.B.I. unlock an iPhone used by one of the two attackers who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., in December.more »

Palau vs. the Poachers
New York TimesFebruary 17, 2016

There were three local police officers, an adviser from the Pew Charitable Trusts and two Australian Navy officers, on loan to Palau to advise on everything from running the Remeliik (which the Australians had also donated) to using satellite-data ...more »

Big Risks, as Landmarks Preservation Commission Moves to Prune Proposed Gems
New York TimesFebruary 17, 2016

But it also showed how, absent additional regulations, the city's landmark law had become a catchall. As a safeguard of architecture of aesthetic significance, it clearly wasn't intended to enshrine what looks like the current Home Depot picture window ...more »

China downplays reports of anti-aircraft missile deployment on contested island
Fox NewsFebruary 17, 2016

Wang said China's construction of military infrastructure was "consistent with the right to self-preservation and self-protection that China is entitled to under international law, so there should be no question about that." Bishop reiterated that ...more »

What are they thinking? Oklahomans, legal experts question slew of bills introduced at the capitol
kfor.comFebruary 17, 2016

Senator Josh Breechin's bill would create the Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act. It would ban the state from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. “The supreme court has clearly stated the federal constitution protects the ...more »

Hurley delays hearing on preservation law revisions
The Daily FreemanFebruary 17, 2016

“He was fine with the wording that we'd come up with through the (town) Historic Preservation Commission to accommodate those things what the state didn't like,” she said. “He said since we're going through the trouble to just amend that law we might ...more »

Tribal representatives will tour Afton burial mound
TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressFebruary 16, 2016

A $4 million wastewater treatment project planned in Afton is under fresh scrutiny amid concerns construction could threaten ancient American Indian burial sites. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, a state-level agency, said the project's storm ...more »

Letters to the editor: Feb. 17
Journal and CourierFebruary 16, 2016

It seems to me the push for the law change is “me too” virtue signaling, and not a move to address a significant problem. I haven't seen stories of people who were really hurt and had no recourse. The biggest argument I've seen put forward is that ...more »

Will Scalia's Death Quash Free Speech For Union Members?
Daily CallerFebruary 16, 2016

The teachers argue public unions protect ineffective teachers and that they are “more focused on self-preservation” than on educating children. On the other side, Kamala D. Harris, ... Free market public policy organizations such as The Center for Law ...more »

Tinkering with last year's transportation laws continues this year
Rapid City JournalFebruary 16, 2016

That part of the law already requires a county to submit a transportation plan and to impose a wheel tax to qualify for grants. Many counties previously ... Twenty other applications are for rehabilitation and preservation, she said. Those total $7.8 ...more »

1936 span in NLR free to haul away
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 16, 2016

As such, federal law requires the department to try to unload it. But accepting the donation comes with a three caveats that might give someone interested in the bridge pause: ... Furthermore, anyone who takes the bridge won't receive preservation ...more »

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