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Former federal judge in Camden recalls days as a civil rights activist in Jim Crow South as ‘the right thing to do’

May 14, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Melanie Burney

When civil rights activist James Meredith set off on his second march in the Jim Crow South more than 50 years ago, a young community activist who would later become a judge in South Jersey was right with him.

The experience would shape the career of Joel B. Rosen, spanning more than 30 years as a lawyer, a federal prosecutor, a deputy state attorney general, and a federal magistrate judge in Camden.

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