Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for June 29 - 30, 2016

Beware: Lots of new Md., Va. laws go into effect on July 1Mayor de Blasio signs controversial landmarks bill into lawIran deal: Why is Team Obama trying so hard to hide information from you?Dayton preservation panel deadlockedWoman says farming disturbs town's oldest cemeteryNonprofit furnishes historic Jones Law Office with stoveMd.'s new laws: Minimum wage, gas tax to go upRead the Remarks From the 'Three Amigos' Summit Press ConferenceNew Maryland laws to take effect FridayThe Best TV Shows of 2016 (So Far)Bill to replace Cayman Islands' 'secrecy law' tabledCayman's 'secrecy law' gets overhaulCompensation for Wyoming consumers under settlements with VWLaw may limit town power on land use for Westford restaurantEx-Montebello cop pleads guilty in on-duty assault; sentenced to probation

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State law forces city to end residential rental inspection program
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJune 7, 2016

The zoning committee endorsed another proposed ordinance in response to the new state law. That proposal says a property owner who appeals a Historic Preservation Commission decision needs only a simple majority of the Common Council to overturn ...more »

Officials Confirm Arizona Mother Whose Three Children Were Found Dead in a Closet Was Subject of Child Safety ...
People MagazineJune 6, 2016

At that time, Rogers mother was referred to family preservation services, but refused the services. However, the statement notes "there was no reason or legal grounds to take the children into emergency state care and the case was closed as ...more »

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Beware: Lots of new Md., Va. laws go into effect on July 1
WJLAJune 30, 2016

LAND PRESERVATION. Funding to the state's land preservation program known as Program Open Space will be restored. The law, already signed by the governor, will return $60 million over the next two years. VETERANS HOME. A new fund is created to ...more »

Mayor de Blasio signs controversial landmarks bill into law
The Architect's NewspaperJune 30, 2016

Intro 775-A provides new decision timelines for the designation of landmarks. The law gives the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) one year to landmark or pass up calendared individual, scenic, or interior landmarks. The commission has two years ...more »

Iran deal: Why is Team Obama trying so hard to hide information from you?
Fox NewsJune 30, 2016

My organization, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the U.S. Department of State last month to get to the bottom of why the State Department deleted press briefing video footage that ...more »

Dayton preservation panel deadlocked
Walla Walla Union-BulletinJune 30, 2016

Currently, if a homeowner in one of these districts wants to make certain exterior changes, improvements or repairs to a structure, approval must be acquired from the Historic Preservation Commission before a building permit is issued by the city.more »

Woman says farming disturbs town's oldest cemetery
Marshfield News-HeraldJune 30, 2016

Fern Smazal smiles while posing next to the sign depicting the approximate location of the Castner-Mack Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Loyal, June 24, 2016. Smazal takes issue with the way the burial ground is being treated by the farmer who owns the ...more »

Nonprofit furnishes historic Jones Law Office with stove
Kane County ChronicleJune 30, 2016

The group – a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study, conservation and preservation of historical objects – furnished the Jones Law Office with a stove from the mid-1800s, member Arlene Schrock said. Built in 1842, the 14-foot-by-14-foot, single ...more »

Md.'s new laws: Minimum wage, gas tax to go up
WTOPJune 30, 2016

LAND PRESERVATION. Funding to the state's land preservation program known as Program Open Space will be restored. The law, already signed by the governor, will return $60 million over the next two years. VETERANS HOME. A new fund is created to ...more »

Read the Remarks From the 'Three Amigos' Summit Press Conference
TIMEJune 29, 2016

The preservation of the monarch butterfly conservation — this is a species that, in its pilgrimage, we can see how our countries are intertwined. .... And there is the Venezuelan government to respect the rule of law, and the authority of the National ...more »

New Maryland laws to take effect Friday
WBAL BaltimoreJune 29, 2016

LAND PRESERVATION. Funding to the state's land preservation program known as Program Open Space will be restored. The law, already signed by the governor, will return $60 million over the next two years. VETERANS HOME. A new fund is created to ...more »

The Best TV Shows of 2016 (So Far)
VultureJune 29, 2016

Breaking Bad producers to AMC network executives: “We want to do a prequel to Breaking Bad, but make the main character the funny-sleazy lawyer who was rarely onscreen for more than five minutes of any given episode.” ... while exploring touchier ...more »

Bill to replace Cayman Islands' 'secrecy law' tabled
International AdviserJune 29, 2016

“The [Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law] has served its purpose,” he told the Cayman Islands' legislative assembly. “It was a good law with good intentions but over time, particularly in recent years, it has become clear that the provisions ...more »

Cayman's 'secrecy law' gets overhaul
CNS BusinessJune 29, 2016

Along with a number of other changes as well as a new name, the legislation removes the criminal sanction for any breach of confidentiality, which has been one of the problems associated with the Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law that ...more »

Compensation for Wyoming consumers under settlements with VW
KGWNJune 29, 2016

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Wyoming Attorney General's Office aims to educate Wyoming consumers and enforce Wyoming's Consumer Protection Act. To obtain the latest information about consumer issues, visit the Consumer Protection Unit's ...more »

Law may limit town power on land use for Westford restaurant
Lowell SunJune 29, 2016

WESTFORD -- Amending the agricultural preservation restriction that would allow a restaurant on the Drew Gardens parcel may not need Town Meeting approval, and the involvement of a limited liability company in the agreement has the potential to ...more »

Ex-Montebello cop pleads guilty in on-duty assault; sentenced to probation
The San Gabriel Valley TribuneJune 29, 2016

The family's attorney, Brian Claypool of the Pasadena-based Claypool Law Firm, said he intended to file a lawsuit to pursue more information. ... Claypool said the family will file a civil lawsuit, and that he was going to file a “preservation of ...more »

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