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Bruce Charles Bennett
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Current Court Information:
21st Judicial District, Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Active:   1988-2020
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Louisiana State University, 1973
Law School:   Louisiana State University, 1975
Military service:   Air Force
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  21st District Court
Position:  Division B
State:  Louisiana
Election information 2014:
Party:   Republican
Incumbent:  Yes

Bruce Charles Bennett is the Division B judge of the 21st Judicial District in Louisiana.[1] He was first elected to this position on March 8, 1988, and his current term expires on December 31, 2014.[2][3] He was re-elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015, and expiring on December 31, 2020.[4][5]



See also: Louisiana judicial elections, 2014
Bennett ran for re-election to the 19th Judicial District.
As an unopposed candidate, he was automatically elected without appearing on the ballot.[5]


Bennett received both his B.S. and J.D. degrees from Louisiana State University in 1973 and 1975, respectively.[6]

Military service

Bennett served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1979 and was part of the Judge Advocate General Corps.[6]


Bennet 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.[6]

Awards and associations


  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Bar, U.S. Supreme Court


  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association[6]

Judicial philosophy

Bennett describes his judicial philosophy as "strict constructionist," stating, "Truth is more important than advocacy."[6]

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.[6]

Notable cases

  • 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

See also

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