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You can file in the place of your residence (Louisiana) or your domicile (Tennessee). 28 U.S.C. 1408(1). The choice is yours.
However, regardless of where you file, you have to use the Tennessee Bankruptcy exemptions, as that is your domicile (permanent address). Even if Louisiana were your domicile, you would still have to use the Tennessee exemptions, until you have been domiciled in Louisiana for at least 2 years. Bankruptcy Stat. 522(b)(3)(A).