Paul D. Borman
Paul D. Borman (born 1939) is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Borman received a B.A. 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 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1962 to 1963. He was also an Assistant U.S. attorney 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, Michigan in 1967. He was also Special counsel to the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1967 to 1968. Borman was a Professor, Wayne State University Law School from 1968 to 1979. He was an Assistant dean, Wayne State University Law School from 1968 to 1973. He was an Assistant county prosecutor, Wayne County, Michigan from 1974 to 1975. He was a Chief federal defender, Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit, Michigan from 1979 to 1994. He was an Adjunct lecturer, University of Michigan Law School from 1981 to 1994.
On March 24, 1994, Borman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on 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.
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- Paul D. Borman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.