Politicians sent out a flurry of news releases Tuesday morning to say the U.S. Justice Department had dropped its school desegregation lawsuit against Louisiana’s vouchers program. But U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle’s clerks said the case is still on. Oral arguments are still scheduled Friday for 10 a.m., all parties are expected to attend and the court has received no documents indicating anyone wants to dismiss or leave the case.
State Superintendent John White said the same thing, despite announcements of victory in the case by the man who picked him for the post, Gov. Bobby Jindal.