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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
Section 10. The writ of habeas corpus shall
not be suspended. 11. Justice to be administered
without denial or unreasonable
delay. 12. The military subordinate to the
civil power. 13. This enumeration of rights shall
not impair other rights retained by the people.
Distribution of Powers. 14. The powers of the government
are in the legislative, execu
tive ana judicial. 15. No department or person there
in shall exercise the power or duties of the others.
Bill of Rights. Section 1. All government of right origi
nates with the people. 2. The people have the right to be
secure against unreasonable
searches and seizures. 3. The people have the right to bear
arms, but not concealed weap
ons. 4. Established religion prohibited.
-Freedom of speech and of the press.-The right of the people to assemble peaceably to consult for the common
good. 5. Slavery or involuntary servi
tude, except for the punish
ment of crime, forbidden, 6. No person shall be compelled to
give evidence against himself, nor shall he be deprived of life, liberty or property with
out due process of law. 7. In criminal prosecutions, the ac
cused shall have a speedy and public trial by an impartial
jury. 8. He shall also be informed of the
nature of the accusation and he may defend himself by
counsel. 9. Excessive bail or excessive fines
shall not be required nor cruel punishments inflicted.-Bail to be accepted except for capital offenses.
Legislative Department. 16. Representation in the House of
Representatives shall be equal and uniform.-Apportionment to be made after each Federal
census. 17. Also the State to be divided into
Senatorial districts. 18. Until such apportionment men
tioned in articles 16 and 17, the State shall be divided into the following Senatorial districts.
General Assembly. 19. The legislative power of the
State shall be vested in the
General Assembly. 20. The style of the laws.
Section 21. The time of meeting of the Gen- 42. All stationery, printing and fuel eral Assembly.
used by State shall be fur22. To be eligible to a seat in the
nished by contract. House of Representatives and
43. Relative to receipts and expendSenate.
itures of public moneys. 23. Each house shall judge of the
44. General Assembly not to conqualifications, election and re
tract any debt. turns of its members, choose 45. General Assembly not to grant its own officers, etc.
any extra compensation to of24. Either house may punish, etc.
ficers. 25. Members of the Legislature may 46. General Assembly shall not pass
not be appointed or elected to any special or local laws in any civil office, etc.
the following specified objects. 26. They shall be privileged from 47. The General Assembly shall not arrest.
indirectly enact special 27. Their compensation.
local laws by the partial re28. Each house shall keep a journal. peal of any general law. 29. Laws to embrace but one sub- 48. Relative to local and special Ject.
laws. 30. No law to be revised or amend- 49, No law shall be passed fixing ed by reference to its title.
the price of manual labor. 31. The General Assembly shall. 50. Members of the General Assemnever adopt any system or
bly not to vote when interestcode of laws by general refer
51. Relative to public money for de32. A quorum shall consist of a ma
nominations of religion. jority of members of each 52. The General Assembly shall house.
have no power to increase, ex33. Neither house, without the con
penses of any office. sent of the other, shall ad- 53. Relative to appropriation bill. journ for more than three 54. Relative to appropriations for days.
a specific purposes. 34. The yeas
and nays of either 55. No appropriation shall be made house shall be entered on the
at the close of the session. journal.
56. Relative to the funds, credit and 35. All bills for revenue shall origi
property of the State of Louisnate in the House of Repre
67. General Assembly not to re36. Bills rejected by either house
crease indebtedness of any shall not again be proposed in
Executive Department. 37. Every bill shall be reported on 58. Shall consist of Governor, Lieuthree different days and shall
tenant-Governor, Auditor, Secbe passed if a majority vote
retary of State and Treasurer. for it.
59. The supreme power shall be 38. Amendments by one house must
vested in Governor, be concurred in by the other. 60. Qualifications of Governor and 39. Title of the bill to be read.
Lieutenant-Govenror. 40. Laws passed by the General As
61. When Governor shall enter on sembly must be promulgated.
discharge of his duties. 41. The clerical officers of the two 62. Relative to impeachment of houses.
Section 63. Compensation of Lieutenant
Governor when acting as Gov
ernor. 64. Lieutenant-Governor shall be
President of the Senate. 65. Compensation of Lieutenant
Governor. 66. Governor shall have power to
grant reprieves. 67. Compensation of Governor. 68. Governor to nominate and ap
point officers. 69. The Governor to have power to
fill vacancies. 70. He may require information
from officers of executive department.--The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of
militia. 71. Governor to furnish information
to General Assembly. 72. Governor to take care the laws
are executed. To convene the General Assembly in extra
session. 73. The Governor to sign bills
passed by both houses.To re
turn bill within five days. 74. Power of the Governor to dis
approve of any item of a bill
making appropriations. 75. Governor shall have power to
approve every order, resolution
or vote of General Assembly. 76. How and when Treasurer, Aud
itor, Attorney-General and Secretary of State shall be elect
ed. 77. The compensation of officers of
executive department. 78. Appropriations for clerical ex
penses of officers of executive
department. 79. All commissions shall be made
in the name and by the authority of the State of Louislana.
Section 81. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court. 82. How Supreme Court is com
posed, salary of the judges, how judges are appointed, term of office of judges, how vacancies are filled, how organized, qualifications of
judges. 83. Supreme Court districts.-Judges
to be appointed from districts. 84. Sessions of the Supreme Court.
- Judges of Supreme Court to
appoint their clerks. 85. Relative to judgments by Su
preme Court.-Relative to recusation of judges of Supreme
Court. 86. All judges shall be conservators
of the peace. 87. Judges to refer to law in render
ing judgments. 88. There shall be a reporter of Su
preme Court. 89. Judges of Supreme Court to is
sue writs of habeas corpus, etc. 90. Supreme Court shall have con
trol of all interior courts and issue writs of habeas corpus,
etc. 91. Appeals from District Courts to
Supreme Court. 92. Judges of Supreme Court to per
form none but judicial duties. 93. Judges of courts to be liable to
impeachment. 94. Election, qualifications and sal
ary of Attorney-General. 95. Jurisdiction of Courts of Appeal. 96. How Courts of Appeal are com
posed, how judges are elected, term of office of judges, qual
ifications of judges. 97. Circuits of Courts of Appeal. 98. Number of sessions of Courts of
Appeal. 99. Terms of circuit of Courts of
Appeal. 100. Whenever the first day of the
term shall fall on a legal holfday, the court shall begin its sessions on the next legal day after.
Judiciary Department. 80. Judicial power shall be vested
in Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, in District Courts ana Justices of Peace.
Section 101. Relative to judgments by
judges of Courts of Appeal. 102. Relative to trial of causes on
appeal to Courts of Appeal. 103. Rules of practice regulating ap
peals to Courts of Appeal. 104. Judges of Courts of Appeal to
issue writs of habeas corpus,
etc. 105. Compensation of judges of
Courts of Appeal. 106. The sheriff of the parish to at
tend sessions of Courts of Ap
peal. 107. Limited number of District
Courts. 108. Present number of District
Courts. 109. Jurisdiction of District Courts. 110. Relative to increase of number
of judges of District Court. 111. Jurisdiction of District Courts. 112. Relative to recused cases in
District Courts. 113. Relative to qualifications of
judges. 114. Relative to legislation affect
ing judges. 115. Judges of District Courts shall
have the power to issue writs
of habeas corpus. 116. The General Assembly to pro
vide for the selection of intel
ligent jurors. 117. Number of terms of District
Courts.-How terms are fixed
and number of jury terms. 118. There shall be a sheriff and cor
oner elected in each parish.The coroner shall act for sheriff when sheriff is an interested party.--Qualifications and
bond of sheriff. 119. Compensation of sheriff. 120. Qualification of coroners. 121. There shall be a clerk of Dis
trict Court in each parish.-He shall be elected.-Salary and qualifications of said
clerks, 122. The General Assembly shall
have power to authorize clerks
of courts to grant certain or
ders. 123. Clerks of courts may appoint
deputies. 124. Number of district attorneys.
-How and when elected.--
tions. 125. Justices of the peace.-Num
ber of.-How elected.-Term of office, jurisdiction of, com
pensation of. 126. Relative to jurisdiction of jus
tices of the peace. 127. Constables.-Number
how elected, term of office of,
compensation of. 128. Court of Appeals in city of
New Orleans. 129. Relative to transfers from Su
preme Court to Court of Ap
peals. 130. Number of District Courts,
number of judges, qualifications of judges of, how judges are appointed, salary of judges, term of office of judges, jurisdiction of Dis
trict Courts. 131. The General Assembly to have
power to increase number of
judges of District Court. 132. Trial of
causes in District Court. 133. Relative to the deposit of money
by District Court. 134. District Attorney of Orleans
county.-His duties, qualifications and compensation.--He
may also appoint a deputy. 135. To regulate salaries of judges
and fix fees of the City Court of Orleans.-To increase the number of city courts of Or
leans. 136. The General Assembly may
provide for police or magis
trate's courts. 137. Relative to the clerk of Civil
Court of Orleans.-How elected, term of office, salary of the, removal of the, qualification and bond of.