'Casket Cartel' Asks 5th Circuit to OK Statute Barring Benedictine Monks' Cottage Coffin Industry
Posted Aug 17, 2011 08:08 pm CDT
A group of Benedictine monks’ victory in a case over their cottage coffin-making industry was short-lived.
After a federal judge last month struck down a Louisiana state law requiring those who sell caskets to be licensed funeral directors, the so-called casket cartel has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling, reports the Times-Picayune.
A lawyer for the monks has predicted that the case could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Previous ABAJournal.com posts provide additional details: