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<td><center>''[[Louisiana elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Louisiana.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Louisiana|Important voting information]]  <br> [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Louisiana|Redistricting]]  •  [[Louisiana vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Louisiana,'' '''''[[Voting in Louisiana|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Louisiana|Important voting information]]  <br> [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br> [[Redistricting in Louisiana|Redistricting]]  •  [[Louisiana vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Louisiana,'' '''''[[Voting in Louisiana|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
 
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<h3 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; align:center; text-align:center; color: white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''State laws & history of Louisiana'''</h3><br>
 
<h3 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; align:center; text-align:center; color: white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''State laws & history of Louisiana'''</h3><br>
<center>[[Louisiana state budget|State budget]] • [[Louisiana public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Louisiana Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Louisiana Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Louisiana]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Louisiana|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Louisiana ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
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<center>[[Louisiana state budget|State budget]] • [[Louisiana public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Louisiana Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Louisiana Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Louisiana]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Louisiana|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[Campaign finance requirements for Louisiana ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]]<br><br></center>
  
 
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<td><center><br>• [[List of Louisiana ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] • [[Recall campaigns in Louisiana]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
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<td><center><br>• [[List of Louisiana ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] • [[Recall campaigns in Louisiana|Recall campaigns]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
  
 
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:150%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''Local politics in Louisiana'''</h2><br>
 
<h2 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:150%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''Local politics in Louisiana'''</h2><br>
  
<center>[[Counties in Louisiana]] •  [[Cities in Louisiana]] [[Louisiana school districts]]</center><br>
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<center>[[Political recall efforts by state|Political recall efforts in Louisiana]] • [[:Category:Recall by year|Recalls by year]]</center>
 
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Welcome to Louisiana on Ballotpedia!


The Louisiana political and legal structure has maintained several elements from the times of French and Spanish governance. One is the use of the term "parish" (from the French word paroisse) in place of "county" for administrative subdivision. Another is the legal system of civil law based on French, German and Spanish legal codes and ultimately Roman law—as opposed to English common law. Common law is "judge-made" law based on precedent and is the basis of statutes in all other U.S. states. Louisiana's type of civil law system is what the majority of nations in the world use, especially in Europe and its former colonies, excluding those that derive from the British Empire. Its capital is Baton Rouge and its largest city is New Orleans. Currently, 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 Louisiana House of Representatives and 39 members of the Louisiana State Senate. As of September 2013, Louisiana is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.

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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, 2015 December 6, 2014Link


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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, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Charles Boustany Jr.
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
John Fleming
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Steve Scalise
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2008January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Vance McAllister
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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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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