Louisiana's Republican Governor is suing the Obama administration over the implementation of Common Core educational standards alleging the move is unconstitutional.
The federal lawsuit claims that the administration has illegally used federal grant money and regulations to force states to use the standards.
The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion federal grant program and federal policy waivers to adopt the uniform standards.
Jindal claims that violates the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution and federal laws that prohibit national control of education content.
As he considers a run for President in 2016, this legal challenge puts Jindal at the forefront of a dispute between conservatives and Barack Obama.