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Edward Korman

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Edward Korman
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   11/04/1985 - 10/24/2007
Chief:   2000 - 2007
Senior:   10/25/2007 - Present
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Kiyo Matsumoto
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   New York City, NY
Undergraduate:   Brooklyn College, B.A., 1963
Law School:   Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1966
Grad. School:   New York U. School of Law, LL.M., 1971

Edward Robert Korman (1942-present) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Korman is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

  • Brooklyn College, B.A., 1963
  • Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1966
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1971[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. Kenneth Keating, New York Court of Appeals, 1966-1968
  • Private practice, New York City, 1968-1970
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1970-1972
  • Assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, 1972-1974
  • Chief assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1974-1978
  • U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1978-1982
  • Private practice, New York, City, 1982-1984
  • Commissioner, New York Temporary Commission of Investigation, 1983-1985
  • Professor, Brooklyn Law School, 1984-1985[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of New York

Judge Korman was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by Ronald Reagan on October 2, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 1, 1985 and received his commission on November 4, 1985. Korman served as chief judge of the court from 2000-2007. He assumed senior status on October 25, 2007.[1]

==Notable cases==

FDA must make Plan B available (2013)

     United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Annie Tummino v. Margaret Hamburg, US)

On April 4, 2013, Judge Korman ordered that the federal Food and Drug Administration allow women of all ages to access the Plan B "Morning After" contraceptive pill over the counter without a prescription. Previously, the FDA required that women under the age of sixteen be issued a prescription in order to obtain the drug. In his ruling, Judge Korman ordered that the FDA must make the pill and its generic versions available within thirty days.[2]

The Justice Department promised to appeal Korman's ruling, claiming that citizens were "better served when the government acts deliberately and incrementally."[3] Following the ruling, the Food and Drug Administration announced its intention to provide over the counter sales of Plan B to individuals over the age of 15 with photo identification. During a hearing on the ruling's appeal, Judge Korman said this policy would have the following effect, "The poor, the young and African-American are going to be put in the position of not having access to this drug."[3]

In June 2013, the Food and Drug Administration agreed to allow individuals to purchase Plan B One-Step over the counter without a prescription or any age restrictions. With its compliance, the agency dropped its appeal of Judge Korman's April ruling.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Eastern District of New York
1985–2007
Succeeded by:
Kiyo Matsumoto


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