John L. Weimer

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John L. Weimer
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Court Information:
Louisiana Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Position:   6th District
Salary:  $159,000
Active:   2001-2022
Past position:   Judge, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal
Past term:   1998-2001
Past position 2:   Judge, 17th District Court, Division A
Past term 2:   1995-1998
Personal History
Born:   October 2, 1954
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Nicholls State University, 1976
Law School:   Louisiana State University, 1980
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  Louisiana
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  ApprovedA

John L. Weimer is an associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, representing the court's sixth district. He has served on the court since 2001. Weimer was elected to a full ten-year term in 2002 and re-elected without opposition in 2012. His current term expires in 2022.[1]


Justice Weimer received his B.S. in 1976 from Nicholls State University and his J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1980.[2]


Awards and associations


  • Outstanding Judicial Award, Victims & Citizens Against Crime
  • Outstanding Jurist Award, Crimefighters
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Nicholls State University
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence, Nicholls State University[1]


  • Member, Rotary Club
  • Member, Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department
  • Member, Nichollas State University Alumni Board
  • Former Volunteer, Legal Counsel
  • Coordinator, Lafourche Parish Student Government Day Program[1]



Weimer ran unopposed for re-election in 2012.[3]

See also: Louisiana judicial elections, 2012

Political outlook

See also: Political outlook of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Weimer received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.65, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.35 that justices received in Louisiana. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[4]

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