It’s fascinating that George F. Will, champion of state’s rights and staunch opponent of activist courts, applauded a federal appeals court for finding a state law regulating the sale of caskets in Louisiana unconstitutional [“The monks’ appeal for freedom,” Nov. 15, op-ed]. Does Mr. Will believe in states’ rights only when he agrees with the action taken by the state? Does he object to so-called activist courts only when they strike down a law he agrees with?

Jeffrey Tureck, Springfield