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Unformatted text preview: b. but the governor gets what the governor wants 8. big bureaucracy 9. civil law a. French based laws(more people based law system) 10. parishes sui generis- 1 of a kind V.O. Key used it first Very political and very exotic • Politics - game or competition where individuals competing in groups compete to shake public policy with varying resources o Money o Create laws - abortion, drug laws, traffic laws = o Partisanship Trends • Over the last 20 years, the shift has been away from Republicans and toward Democrats except Louisiana • Louisiana began to become more like Mississippi even before Katrina, but the hurricane accelerated it • After Katrina: African-American urban votes left the state o Turnout Trends o Changes in Legislature o The New Normal Election Rules...
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- Spring '09
- Law, Southern United States, corruption convictions a.