From the Daily Signal:
Alabama residents looking to purchase environmentally friendly and cheaper caskets are now free to do so in the Yellowhammer State. Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, signed a bill this week lifting restrictions on who can sell funeral supplies and merchandise.
Under the new law, vendors can sell funeral items like caskets and shrouds without needing a funeral director’s license, and some say the action from both the state legislature and the governor pre-empted what would’ve been a victory challenging Alabama’s licensing laws in court.
“This is an example that if legislators don’t repeal laws like this, then they’re going to lose in court, and someone is going to bring it to everyone’s attention,” Renée Flaherty, a lawyer with the Institute for Justice, told The Daily Signal.
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