Topic: Louisiana Supreme Court
The nation's boldest school voucher program made nearly half of Louisiana's students eligible for taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private schools. A state judge ruled the plan unconstitutional, setting up a funding fight in an age of austerity.
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices decide child rape isn't a capital offense.
Its 7-to-2 ruling Wednesday reverses a Louisiana death-penalty conviction.