Based on a recent news item wherein cemeteries have been refusing to inter the body of one of the (alleged) Boston bombers, I am curious whether a Jewish cemetery's operators are allowed to refuse to bury a Jew's body that is brought to them, and if so on what grounds? Meaning is it based on the fact that the person was a sinner, and if so which sins warrant this response? Are there other valid reasons?
Per this article at theyeshivaworld.com the Rabanut denied a Jewish burial to a husband who kept his wife an Aguna.
The reason I have seen a Jewish cemetery refuse Jewish corpes, is related to money. Specifically, if you don't pay for the plot, they will not bury you.
Since that is apparently a valid excuse, I am assuming that the answer is yes for any reason they want.
I know that the rules for internment at the New Montifiore Cemetery in Suffolk County, New York, require that all who buried there are Jewish under Jewish law, and they can deny burial to anyone not fitting that definition. Many other cemeteries share that position. Many cemeteries will also not bury an apostate Jew. I recall that a Toronto cemetery literally closed its doors on the hearse carrying the body of a Jewish-born Messianic Christian minister.