David M. Borden, American jurist, Died at 79


David M. Borden was born on August 4, 1937, in Hartford, Connecticut, and died on August 7, 2016.

He was a Connecticut Supreme Court Justice from 1990 to 2007.

David M. Borden played an important role in reforming the Connecticut judiciary, serving as executive director of the Commission to Revise the Criminal Statutes of the State of Connecticut from 1963 to 1971 and as a principal architect of the 1969 Connecticut Penal Code.

He also served as Chief Counsel to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary (of the State of Connecticut), as judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1977 to 1978, and as judge of the Superior Court from 1978 to 1983.

Also to that, he was president of the Connecticut Judges Association from 1981 to 1983.

In his tenure as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Borden chaired several committees charged with further revising the Connecticut penal system.

David served as Chairperson of the Rules Committee of the Judges of the Superior Court, from 1992 to 2001.

Borden was also Chairperson of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission Task Force which was responsible for codifying the Connecticut Law of Evidence.

Later the codification was adopted as Connecticut Evidence Code.

He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and screened criminal cases for transfer to the Supreme Court.

He died due to pancreatic cancer

David M. Borden passed away at 79 years old.