HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A retired Connecticut Supreme Court justice who served more than 15 years and was an advocate for open and transparent courts has died. David Borden was 79.
Melissa Farley, executive director of the external affairs division of the state judicial branch, told The Associated Press that Borden died Sunday at his West Hartford home after a battle with cancer.
Borden was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 1990 and served as acting chief justice for a year before retiring in 2007. During that time, he formed the Public Access Task Force. Previously, he was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1977-78, a judge of the Superior Court from 1978 to 1983, and one of the six original judges of the Connecticut Appellate Court from 1983 to 1990.
Chief Justice Chase Rogers described Borden as “a brilliant scholar whose body of work will have a lasting impact upon the law in Connecticut.” He said Borden believed “deeply in the rule of law … and access to justice for all.”
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