TRENTON, N.J. – The Newest on a New Jersey Roman Catholic archdiocese’s authorized struggle with the state over laws regulating headstones at cemeteries (all occasions native):
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Attorneys for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and the state of New Jersey clashed over the church’s petition looking for to finish a regulation barring personal spiritual cemeteries from promoting headstones and monuments.
Jeff Rowes, an lawyer representing the church, stated Wednesday in federal district courtroom in Trenton that New Jersey’s 2015 regulation prohibiting spiritual cemeteries from promoting headstones is “irrational” and fails to cross constitutional muster.
Karen Confoy, an lawyer arguing with the state, stated the Legislature was inside its rights to enact the regulation and the courtroom should not intervene on this case.
The case goes again to 2013 when a monument builders affiliation sued unsuccessfully, claiming the church’s tax-exempt standing and relationship with parishioners gave it an unfair benefit. The Legislature outlawed the follow in 2015, and the archdiocese sued.
A federal decide in New Jersey is scheduled to listen to arguments in a case pitting the state towards the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark over a regulation that…