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In 2355, as an officer in the Judge Advocate General, she was the prosecutor in the court martial of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Picard had been charged in connection the loss of the USS Stargazer, which Louvois relentlessly prosecuted. Picard was later absolved of all charges, but his relationship with Louvois remained strained after the court-martial.
Picard and Louvois apparently had some sort of relationship that was more than just friendship, with Louvois commenting a decade later that Picard was still "a damn sexy man."
Shortly after the Stargazer court-martial, she resigned from Starfleet, but returned subsequently.
One of her first duties in her new command was entering a ruling on the rights of android Lieutenant Commander Data. Louvois based her preliminary ruling on the Acts of Cumberland, and ordered Data to submit to Commander Bruce Maddox, summarily ruling that Data was the property of Starfleet.
Picard challenged the ruling on behalf of Data. Louvois' new office being short-staffed, Picard was appointed as Data's defense counsel, with Commander William T. Riker forced to advocate for Maddox's position, at peril of having Louvois' adverse preliminary summary ruling stand. Louvois, as magistrate, ultimately agreed with Picard that Data was not the property of Starfleet--and, indeed, had the right to choose. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")