The race for the Section I seat of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal pits Civil District Court Judge Regina Bartholomew Woods against Criminal District Court Judge Laurie White, both of whom contend they are the right candidate for appeal court seat.

The Fourth Circuit of Appeals, through either writs or the appeals process, reviews the decisions of juvenile court judges, criminal court judges and juries and civil court judges and juries for Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. The Court is composed of two judges elected at-large from the three-parish area, one each from St. Bernard and Plaquemines and eight from Orleans. It is the second highest court in the state with jurisdiction over cases from Orleans Parish Civil and Criminal District Courts and District Courts in Plaquemines and St. Bernard.

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