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Former Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Marshall Borden, longtime co-author of several volumes of the Connecticut Practice Series--Criminal Procedure, Criminal Jury Instructions, and Criminal Law, passed away on August 7, 2016, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Borden received his bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1959 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1962. After practicing in Hartford from 1962 to 1977, he was named judge of the Court of Common Pleas and became a Superior Court judge in 1978. In 1983, he was named as one of the original five members of the state's Appellate Court, and in 1990 was appointed to the Connecticut Supreme Court. Borden served with distinction for seventeen years on Connecticut’s highest court, and was the acting Chief Justice of that Court from April 2006 to April 2007. Even after reaching the mandatory retirement age, he continued his service on the bench as a judge trial referee on the Connecticut Appellate Court, doing so until 2016 when he was slowed by his final illness. Throughout the course of his unparalleled career, he was also an active community servant and advocate, giving generously of his time to many charitable causes and sitting on numerous boards of directors, including the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Justice Education Center. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Judy, and by their three children and five grandchildren.

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