BATON ROUGE — Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal became embroiled in three high-profile lawsuits involving issues targeted by conservatives during his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination: Planned Parenthood, Common Core and same-sex marriage.
His Democratic successor, Gov. John Bel Edwards, however, appears to be in no rush to wade into the controversies.
The Jindal administration lost the first rounds of both the Planned Parenthood and Common Core lawsuits, and appeals from that administration are pending. Edwards hasn’t decided whether to continue those appeals, said his spokesman, Richard Carbo.
Jindal’s health department cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the