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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, 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 Middle District of Louisiana. These courts are part of the Fifth Circuit.

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Upcoming elections: Louisiana judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Louisiana judicial elections, 2013

Louisiana judicial elections

Judges in Louisiana are selected through partisan elections. If no candidate receives over 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff election is held between the two top candidates. Elections in the state are held multiple times throughout each year.

Midterm vacancies are filled by Supreme Court appointment, but a special election must be held within one year of such appointment. The appointed judge may not run in the special election.

Selection

Judicial selection in Louisiana

Louisiana Supreme Court Louisiana Courts of Appeal Louisiana District Courts Louisiana Family Courts Louisiana Juvenile Courts Louisiana Justice of the Peace Courts
Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 10 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 10 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years


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Louisiana
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Pelican State
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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