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Trump’s Border Wall: Will Eminent Domain Be National News Again?

by Nossaman LLP on

There has been a lot of news lately concerning President Trump’s desire to build a border wall. Many of the articles focus on the efficacy, costs and practical challenges of building the wall. But the discussions are also...more

In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Codes

by Cozen O'Connor on

There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero. After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders...more

Michigan Puts New Road-Funding Tax Structure Up For May 5 Referendum Vote

by Miller Canfield on

Michigan voters will have the final say on approving a deal between Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature to overhaul the state’s tax structure to fund road improvements at a referendum election on May 5, 2015. The...more

Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street  [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

July 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- U.S. Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat from Florida, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the government missed an opportunity in the midst of the financial crisis to consolidate the...more

Cuba Practice Update -- May 16, 2013

by Akerman LLP on

Law to Punish Companies with Cuba Ties Struck Down - Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami declared unconstitutional a 2012 Florida law intended to prevent foreign companies with ties to Cuba — or...more

Redevelopment Agencies: Dead, But Not Buried

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, the California Supreme Court sealed the demise of the state’s nearly 400 redevelopment agencies. That decision, however, leaves myriad questions unresolved for communities and...more

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Bill Funding $3 Billion for School Construction Projects

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of legislation involving a $3 billion state construction program funded in part by the legalization of video poker, which would be permitted in bars and...more

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