A federal judge in New Jersey is scheduled to hear arguments on Wednesday in a case pitting the state against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark over a law that makes it illegal for private religious cemeteries to sell monuments and headstones.
Lawmakers deliberately singled out the Archdiocese of Newark and banned it from engaging in honest enterprise. Now their case could strike a blow against economic protectionism.
The 1.5 million Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, welcomed a cardinal as their new shepherd.
The battle over who can sell you a headstone in the state of New Jersey has heated up. The Archdiocese filed suit against the state to stop enforcement of a new law which would bar the church from selling monumnets
The Latest on a New Jersey Roman Catholic archdiocese’s legal fight with the state over legislation regulating headstones at cemeteries (all times local):