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<p align="justify">''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.''</p></td></tr>
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'''Louisiana Parishes'''<br>
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[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Acadia]] • [[Allen Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Allen]] • [[Ascension Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Ascension]] • [[Assumption Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Assumption]] • [[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Avoyelles]] • [[Beauregard Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Beauregard]] • [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Bienville]] • [[Bossier Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Bossier]] • [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Caddo]] • [[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Calcasieu]] • [[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Caldwell]] • [[Cameron Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Cameron]] • [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Catahoula]] • [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Claiborne]] • [[Concordia Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Concordia]] • [[De Soto Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|De Soto]] • [[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|East Baton Rouge]] • [[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|East Carroll]] • [[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|East Feliciana]] • [[Evangeline Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Evangeline]] • [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Grant Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Grant]] • [[Iberia Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Iberia]] • [[Iberville Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Iberville]] • [[Jackson Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Jefferson Davis]] • [[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[La Salle Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|La Salle]] • [[Lafayette Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Lafayette]] • [[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Lafourche]] • [[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Lincoln]] • [[Livingston Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Livingston]] • [[Madison Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Morehouse]] • [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Natchitoches]] • [[Orleans Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Orleans]] • [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Ouachita]] • [[Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Plaquemines]] • [[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Pointe Coupee]] • [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Rapides]] • [[Red River Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Red River]] • [[Richland Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Richland]] • [[Sabine Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Sabine]] • [[St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Bernard]] • [[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Charles]] • [[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Helena]] • [[St. James Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. James]] • [[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. John the Baptist]] • [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Landry]] • [[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Martin]] • [[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Mary]] • [[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Tammany]] • [[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Tangipahoa]] • [[Tensas Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Tensas]] • [[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Terrebonne]] • [[Union Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Union]] • [[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Vermilion]] • [[Vernon Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Vernon]] • [[Washington Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Webster Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Webster]] • [[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|West Baton Rouge]] • [[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|West Carroll]] • [[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|West Feliciana]] • [[Winn Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Winn]]
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'''Ballots and elections'''
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* [[List of Louisiana ballot measures|State ballot measures]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Campaign finance requirements for Louisiana ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Louisiana|Laws governing ballot measures]]
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'''Media and activism'''
 
* [[Louisiana media|Newspapers and blogs]]
 
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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>
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<h3 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:#0047AB; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">[[File:School Board badge.png|50px|link=Louisiana school districts]] '''School board elections in Louisiana'''</h3><br>
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<center>''School Board Elections determine the future of our local school districts.''<br><br></center>
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<hr><center>[[Louisiana school districts|Education in Louisiana]] • [[List of school districts in Louisiana]] • <br>[[Louisiana school board elections, 2014]]
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<br>[[Portal:School boards and school board elections|School board elections]] • [[List of school districts in the United States]] • [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment]] • [[Analysis of spending in America's largest school districts]] • [[School board recalls]]<br><br></center>
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<center>''Local Ballot Measures are the basics of direct democracy.''<br><br></center>
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<hr><center>[[Local ballot measures, Louisiana|Local ballot measures in Louisiana]] • [[List of local ballot measures by year|Historical ballot measures by year]] • [[Local ballot measure reports]] <br>
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<hr><br>[[County election website evaluations]] • [[Costs of administering local elections]] • [[Local ballot measure reports#Local ballot measure statistics (by year)|Local ballot measure statistics (by year)]] •  [[Local ballot measure reports#Political topics (by year)|Political topics (by year)]]  <br><br>[[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Local Ballot Initiatives: How citizens change laws with clipboards, conversations, and campaigns]]''<br><br></center>
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<h4 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:#0047AB; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">[[File:New_recall_logo.PNG|50px|link=Portal:Recall]] '''Local recall in Louisiana'''</h4><br>
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<center><br>[[Recall|What is recall?]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[How to initiate a recall]] <br><br></center>
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<span style="font-size:150%;"><center>'''Check out Louisiana's judiciary on Judgepedia'''</center></span><br/>
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<p align="justify">''The structure of the '''Louisiana judicial system''' is laid out in [[Article V, Louisiana Constitution|Article V]] of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the {{JP|Louisiana Supreme Court}}, the {{JP|Louisiana Courts of Appeal}}, the {{JP|Louisiana District Courts}}, the {{JP|Louisiana Family Courts}}, the {{JP|Louisiana Juvenile Courts}}, the {{JP|Louisiana Parish Courts}}, the {{JP|Louisiana City Courts}}, the {{JP|Louisiana Municipal Courts}}, the {{JP|Louisiana Justice of the Peace Courts}} and the {{JP|Louisiana Mayor’s Courts}}.''</p>
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#00008B; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color:#faf5ff; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Transparency and Judiciary</h2>
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|Capital = Baton Rouge
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|Motto = ''Union, Justice, and Confidence''
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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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National politics in Louisiana


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
David Vitter
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkJohn B. Breaux (D)
Mary Landrieu
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Louisiana 1997January 3, 2015 December 6, 2014LinkJ. Bennett Johnston, Jr. (D)


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:Predecessor:
Bill Cassidy
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2009January 3, 2015December 6, 2014LinkDon Cazayoux (D)
Cedric Richmond
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJoseph Cao (R)
Charles Boustany Jr.
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJeff Landry (R)
John Fleming
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJim McCrery (R)
Steve Scalise
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2008January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBobby Jindal (R)
Vance McAllister
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRodney Alexander (R)


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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
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Area of state:   51,840 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1812
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