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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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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bill Cassidy
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 2015January 3, 2021November 2020Link
David Vitter
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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:
Cedric Richmond
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Charles Boustany Jr.
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Garett Graves
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2015January 7, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Fleming
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ralph Abraham
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Steve Scalise
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2008January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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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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Louisiana
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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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