Judge Michael Caldwell first ruled the act unconstitutional last March, agreeing with a lawsuit brought by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.
The judge said Act 1 violated a ban on bundling multiple objects into one piece of legislation.
But the State Supreme Court remanded the case to the 19th Judicial District, asking Judge Caldwell
to reconsider his
ruling in light of another decision.
In a carefully worded ruling that acknowledged the Supreme Court's reservations, Judge Caldwell
said that while the high court's decision had broadened the definition of a bill's objects, "The object (of the bill) is not apparent to me in several provisions of the act."
Therefore, Judge Caldwell
said, Act 1 violates the multiple object clause and is "unconstitutional in its entirety."
An attorney for the state told reporters that Judge Caldwell's
decision will be appealed directly to the Supreme Court.