Joseph Henry Rodriguez
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Assumed office
May 22, 1998
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
May 10, 1985 – May 22, 1998
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byFaith S. Hochberg
Public Advocate of New Jersey
In office
February 11, 1982 – May 21, 1985
GovernorThomas Kean
Preceded byStanley Van Ness
Succeeded byAmy R. Piro
Personal details
Born
Joseph Henry Rodriguez

(1930-12-12) December 12, 1930 (age 90)
Camden, New Jersey
EducationLa Salle University (AB)
Rutgers School of Law–Camden (LLB)

Joseph Henry Rodriguez (born December 12, 1930) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career

Born in Camden, New Jersey, to Mario, a survivor of the 1918 sinking of the passenger liner SS Carolina, and Carmen Martinez Chapel Rodriguez, Rodriguez received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from La Salle University in 1955 and a Bachelor of Laws from Rutgers School of Law–Camden in 1958. He was in private practice in Camden from 1959 to 1982. He was the Chairman of New Jersey State Board of Higher Education from 1971 to 1973, and of the State Commission of Investigation from 1974 to 1979. He was a public advocate/public defender, for the State of New Jersey from 1982 to 1985.[1]

Federal judicial service

On February 28, 1985, Rodriguez was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 3, 1985, and received his commission on May 10, 1985. He assumed senior status on May 22, 1998.[1] In 2007, Rodriguez wrote for a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit when it held that challengers had no standing to bring claims of racially exclusionary zoning.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Rodriguez, Joseph H. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ "Recent Case: Third Circuit Denies Standing to Bring Claim of Racial Discrimination in Zoning" (PDF). Harvard Law Review. 120: 1105. 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2017.

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Legal offices Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333 Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey1985–1998 Succeeded byFaith S. Hochberg