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St. Joseph Abbey monks suing for right to sell caskets scheduled to go to trial Monday (06/06/11)

The Times-Picayune
New Orleans LA
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

A federal lawsuit brought by St. Tammany Parish monks fighting for their right to sell handcrafted caskets to the public without a state license is set to go to trial Monday (June 6, 2011) in New Orleans.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled in April that lawyers representing monks from St. Joseph Abbey near Covington could attempt to prove in court that a state law restricting casket sales to licensed funeral directors amounts to unconstitutional economic protectionism.

Read the full article in The Times-Picayune

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UPDATE (June 1, 2011): Interesting posted comments with many if not most supporting the monks, including a couple of funeral directors.

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