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Louisiana, also known as the "Pelican State," is located in the southern region of the United States. Louisiana's capital is Baton Rouge. However, its largest city is New Orleans.

Louisiana has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 105 members of the House of Representatives and 39 members of the State Senate.

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National politics in Louisiana

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
David Vitter
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mary Landrieu
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 1997January 3, 2015December 6, 2014Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bill Cassidy
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2009January 3, 2015December 6, 2014Link
Cedric Richmond
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015Link
Charles Boustany Jr.
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2005January 3, 2015Link
John Fleming
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2015Link
Steve Scalise
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2008January 3, 2015Link
Vance McAllister
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2015Link

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The structure of the Louisiana judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Courts of Appeal, the Louisiana District Courts, the Louisiana Family Courts, the Louisiana Juvenile Courts, the Louisiana Parish Courts, the Louisiana City Courts, the Louisiana Municipal Courts, the Louisiana Justice of the Peace Courts and the Louisiana Mayor’s Courts.

The federal court system is made up of the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Western District of Louisiana and the Middle District of Louisiana. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.




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The Pelican State
Capital:   Baton Rouge
Motto:   Union, justice, and confidence
Population:   4.55 million
Area of state:   51,840 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1812
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