New Jersey was organized as a single federal judicial district in 1789, but now U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews is introducing a bill that would split the district into north and south.

The Southern District of New Jersey would have its own chief judge, judges, clerk, U.S. attorney, U.S. marshal and, presumably, federal public defender and bankruptcy trustee. And at the outset, Andrews’ bill would shift a judge from Newark to Camden.

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