The Goldwater Institute filed an appeal in federal court on Thursday to allow parents in Louisiana to plead their case in the fight with the Justice Department (DOJ) over the state’s voucher program.
A federal judge ruled against Louisiana in a case against the state’s scholarship program on Friday, requiring federal oversight for the program that allows children to escape failing schools.
The ruling may lead to a lengthy review process preferred by the Justice Department (DOJ), which Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.) says could regulate the program to death.
The Justice Department has changed its strategy against the Louisiana Scholarship program, abandoning its request for a permanent injunction in favor of a “process of review,” a move Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.) warns could regulate the program out of existence.
The Justice Department is attempting to block parents from defending the Louisiana school voucher program in court, according to a brief filed Tuesday.
Department of Justice attorneys pursuing the case against the Louisiana school choice program have a history of liberal advocacy, a fact that experts say calls into question the DOJ’s contention it is not against school vouchers.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.) said the Justice Department (DOJ) ‘must stand down’ from its lawsuit that attempts to block his state’s school voucher program, which allows students to flee failing schools.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name surfaced repeatedly over the course of the weekend’s National Review Institute Summit in Washington D.C., so it was only appropriate that the governor himself gave the final address on Sunday afternoon.
The Associated Press reported Monday that aides to Gov. Bobby Jindal have used personal email accounts to discuss “media strategy” surrounding Medicaid cuts in Louisiana, linking Jindal to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin—and neglecting to mention White House use of the practice.
Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state of Louisiana requested a preemptive disaster declaration, which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says is still pending.