L&L-8-12- Monks and Their Supporters Head to Federal Appeals Court in Support of Economic Liberty
Monks and Their Supporters Head to Federal Appeals Court in Support of Economic Liberty
On June 7, 2012, a federal appeals court in New Orleans heard argument on Saint Joseph Abbey’s challenge to Louisiana’s restrictions on who can sell a casket. In July 2011, after a bench trial, a judge struck down Louisiana’s law as unconstitutional, but the state appealed that decision. Attending the argument were IJ clients Abbot Justin Brown, Deacon Mark Coudrain and a bus full of monks and nuns from the Abbey’s community. The argument went well and we anticipate receiving a decision by the end of the year.