Paul D. Borman
|Paul D. Borman|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan|
August 10, 1994
|Nominated by||President Bill Clinton|
January 7, 1939 |
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan (B.A., 1959)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1962)
Yale Law School (LL.M., 1964)
Paul D. Borman (born January 7, 1939) is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, having been appointed in 1994.
Borman was earlier an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Special Counsel to the Mayor of Detroit. For 15 years thereafter, he was Chief Federal Defender of the Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit from 1979 to 1994. When he was appointed to be a federal judge, he became the first federal defender to be appointed to the federal bench.
Early life and education
Borman graduated from Mumford High School in 1956. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1959. He later received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1962, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1964.
Borman was a Staff Attorney of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1962 to 1963. He was then an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the US Department of Justice from 1964 to 1965. He later acted as Vice President and house counsel for Borman Food Stores, Inc. Borman was a Special Counsel, Mayor's Development Team, Detroit, in 1967. He was also Special Counsel to the Mayor of Detroit, Jerome Cavanagh, from 1967 to 1968. He was an Assistant County Prosecutor, Wayne County, Michigan, from 1974 to 1975.
He was Chief Federal Defender, Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit, from 1979 to 1994. When he was appointed to be a federal judge, he became the first federal defender to be appointed to the federal bench.
Law school teaching career
Borman was a Professor at Wayne State University Law School from 1968 to 1979. He was an Assistant Dean at Wayne State University Law School from 1968 to 1973. He was an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School from 1981 to 1994.
Federal district court judge
On March 24, 1994, Borman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Stewart Albert Newblatt. Borman was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1994, and received his commission on August 10, 1994.
On December 26, 2009, Judge Borman presided over the arraignment of Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, who was charged with an attempt to destroy an aircraft and with placing a destructive device in proximity to an aircraft, in connection with Northwest Airlines Flight 253.
- "Student Profile: The Honorable Paul D. Borman". University of Michigan Law School.
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- Mumford High School. "Mumford HS class of 1956".
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- Shane, Scott, Schmitt, Eric and Lipton, Eric (December 26, 2009). "U.S. Charges Suspect, Eyeing Link to Qaeda in Yemen". The New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2009.
- Paul D. Borman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- "Confirmation hearings on federal appointments: hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, first session on confirmations of appointees to the federal judiciary", U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, June 21, 1994