Aug 19, 2012
Intersection of personal rights and government’s power to regulate private property.
STEVENSON, Ala. — James Davis is fighting to keep the remains of his late wife right where he dug her grave: In the front yard of his home, just a few feet from the porch.
Davis said he was only abiding by Patsy Ruth Davis’ wishes when he buried her outside their log home in 2009, yet the city sued to move the body elsewhere. A county judge ordered Davis to disinter his wife, but the ruling is on hold as the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals considers his challenge….
A law professor who is familiar with the case said it’s squarely at the intersection of personal rights and government’s power to regulate private property.
Read the full article at the Huffington Post
Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.