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Judicial Selection in the States: Louisiana

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The Louisiana judiciary consists of three levels of general jurisdiction courts--the supreme court, the court of appeals, and the district court--and a number of limited jurisdiction trial courts. Louisiana judges are chosen in partisan elections. Judicial candidates initially run in a "blanket primary," in which candidates of both parties appear with party labels on the same ballot. The top two vote getters in the primary election run in the general election.