Victory in Louisiana! The Institute for Justice and the Saint Joseph Monks Bury State Casket Cartel
There is no rational basis for the State of Louisiana to require persons who seek to enter into the retailing of caskets to undergo the training and expense necessary to comply with these rules. Simply put there is nothing in the licensing procedures that bestows any benefit to the public in the context of the retail sale of caskets. It appears that the sole reason for these laws is the economic protection of the funeral industry which reason the Court has previously found not to be a valid government interest standing alone to provide a constitutionally valid reason for these provisions."
Congratulations to the Institute for Justice for another defeat against economic protectionism and another victory for economic freedom on behalf of America's small businesses and entrepreneurs. I hereby nominate the Institute for Justice for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their humanitarian work empowering individuals and small businesses and defending their right to earn an honest living!