Thursday, August 18, 2011
Breaking News in the Casket Department
On Monday the Louisiana funeral industry filed Notice of Appeal of Federal Judge Stanwood R. Duval's ruling that an Abbey of Benedictine monks may disregard a Louisiana regulatory scheme designed to protect the industry and resume selling modestly-priced, handcrafted caskets without risking heavy fines or imprisonment. Judge Duval's stunning display of common sense was last reported here in July.
Except, now, it seems that the Times-Picayune has taken to calling the caskets, "funeral boxes."
The Fifth Circuit might have a bit of fun with this one. Heck, the U.S. Supreme Court might even grant cert on it just to hear the oral arguments about plus-size cadavers and leaking products of decomposition that Judge Duval had to sit through. I hope they manage to fast-track the appeal. This is getting good.
But, funeral boxes? Really.