Yesterday, Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and four other prominent Congressional Republicans fired off a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to reconsider a motion the Department of Justice recently filed seeking an injunction against the implementation of Louisiana’s voucher program in the thirty-four schools in thirteen districts still under federal desegregation orders.
Notably, Boehner’s letter mistakenly claims the Department of Justice is targeting thirty-four “districts,” which clearly indicates that neither he nor anyone else who signed onto the letter actually read the DOJ’s memorandum. I’ll do them a favor; here it is.
Put simply, the Jindal administration never considered the effects or ramifications of the voucher program on federal desegregation compliance, and because the Department of Justice is duty-bound to enforce the law and after months in which the Louisiana Department of Education repeatedly refused to provide the documentation they requested, once the…
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