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Louisiana Monks Win Casket Case

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A federal court today ruled (read the court's decision) 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. The monks of Saint Joseph Abbey of Saint Benedict, La., and the Institute for Justice, which represents the order in court, had filed suit to fight Louisiana’s government-imposed casket cartel

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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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Well Insitute for Justice why the hell don't you fight the laws that keep large numbers of people from earning a living such as licensing of the building trades? Or laws that harm the consumer emensely such as the dental monopoly?

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