Death Reference Desk
June 5, 2012
In August 2010, I posted some articles and information about an intriguing legal case in the great state of Louisiana. The case involves a group of Benedictine monks being told by the state of Louisiana that they are not allowed to sell their handcrafted wooden caskets. Robert Barnes excellent [May 30, 2012] article in the Washington Post explains both the backstory and the litigation’s most recent developments.
I am including the original 2010 post, since it contains still relevant information.
One of the lesser-known classic blunders is trying to prevent jovial Benedictine monks, living peacefully in their Louisiana monastery, from selling hand made wooden caskets to the general public. Not unlike starting a land war in Asia or a battle of wits with a Sicilian. Stated simply, the odds aren’t that good.
Read the full article at the Death Reference Desk