A federal court has rejected attempts by the Justice Department to scrap Louisiana’s school choice program, ending a months-long battle between the state and the Obama administration.
Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Friday that the Justice Department (DOJ) never intended to stop the Louisiana school voucher program, despite his agency’s lawsuit that requested a permanent injunction against school choice scholarships.
The Justice Department (DOJ) and Louisiana filed separate proposals for information sharing on the state’s school voucher program Tuesday evening, as the Obama administration continues to seek federal approval of each scholarship awarded to a child fleeing a failing school.
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.