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Land Use and the Environment

Tuesday November 25, 2014

With all the cranes in the sky and the ongoing, unprecedented construction in Washington, D.C., it is important that residents are aware of their rights when it comes to the environment and to notice to citizens and their right to participate in construction decisions.  This Article highlights The District of Columbia Environmental Policy Act and The Advisory Neighborhood Commission Act. …  

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Monday November 10, 2014

Part Two of a Three Part Series
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The nation’s capital was designed by Pierre L’Enfant (the French artist-architect who drew up the original plans which were later executed by Benjamin Banneker, a freed slave) to create not only a grand capital but a walking city with a series of broad avenues converging into several circular intersections.…  

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Barnes Testifies Before U.S. Senate, Announces D.C. Statehood Lawsuit

Saturday September 27, 2014
Barnes Testifies Before U.S. Senate, Announces D.C. Statehood Lawsuit

Attorney Johnny Barnes submitted testimony for the Hearing conducted by Senator Carper on 15 September. The testimony provides insight into what may be the basis for a federal lawsuit to be announced on Saturday, 27 September 2014. As part of the lawsuit, Plaintiffs may seek to block the F.B.I. from moving out of Washington, D.C.…  

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