Institute for Justice
Web Release: July 21, 2011
Federal Court Protects Economic Liberty by Ruling that Casket Monopoly is Unconstitutional.
A federal court today ruled that Louisiana’s government-imposed monopoly on casket sales in the state is unconstitutional, closing the lid on the economic protection scheme and resurrecting an opportunity for local monks to provide for themselves by creating and selling their handmade caskets.
Read the full article at the Institute for Justice
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans, 07/21/2011
Louisiana goes after monastery for selling coffins; monks sue (Posted 08/12/2010 – Updated 07/23/2011)