|Bruce Charles Bennett|
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|Current Court Information:|
|21st Judicial District, Louisiana|
|Undergraduate:||Louisiana State University, 1973|
|Law School:||Louisiana State University, 1975|
|Military service:||Air Force|
Bruce Charles Bennett is the Division B judge of the 21st Judicial District in Louisiana. He was first elected to this position on March 8, 1988 and his current term expires on December 31, 2014.
Bennett served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1979 and was part of the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was elected to the District Court in 1988 and serves as the Drug Court Judge for Livingston Parish. He has also taught at the University of Maryland, Los Angeles Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University.
Awards and associations
- Meritorious Service Award
- Bar, U.S. Supreme Court
- Federal Bar Association
- Louisiana State Bar Association
Bennett describes his judicial philosophy as "strict constructionist", stating, "Truth is more important than advocacy."
Additionally, he describes himself as anti-abortion; pro 2nd Amendment, traditional marriage and traditional families; and in support of fair and full compensating awards for personal injury.
- Combustion, Inc. - class action certification
- Administration of Livingston Parish Train Derailment - class action
- State v. Bordelon - last capital case in Louisiana in which death penalty was actually imposed