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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (at left) and Attorney General Jeff Landry (center) are appealing a federal court ruling that found the at-large system of electing judges in Terrebonne Parish to be racially discriminatory. To handle the appeal, Landry's office has hired Jason Torchinsky (at right), a partner with the Virginia-based law firm of Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, which is currently facing a lawsuit in North Carolina for falsely accusing voters of fraud. (Official portraits of Edwards and Landry. Photo of Torchinsky via the Leadership Institute's website.)