Sunday, February 25, 2018

New Jersey Limit On Activities of Religious Cemeteries Is Upheld

In Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark v. Christie, (D NJ, Feb. 23, 2018), a New Jersey federal district court rejected due process and equal protection challenges to a 2015 New Jersey law that prohibits private religious cemeteries from selling headstones, vaults and monuments.  The law was enacted to extend to religious ceremonies the separation of industries law that previously applied only to non-religious cemeteries.  AP reports on the decision.