Eric D. Miller

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Eric D. Miller
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assumed office
March 4, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byRichard C. Tallman
Personal details
Born
Eric David Miller

(1975-06-12) June 12, 1975 (age 43)
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
EducationHarvard University (AB)
University of Chicago Law School (JD)

Eric David Miller (born June 12, 1975)[1] is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education[edit]

Miller earned his Bachelor of Arts in physics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1996.[2][3][4] Miller then attended the University of Chicago Law School, earning a Juris Doctor in 1999 with highest honors.[5] In law school, he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as the topics and comments editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.[4] Upon graduation from law school, Miller served as a law clerk to Judge Laurence Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and later to Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States.[6]

Legal career[edit]

Early in his career, Miller served in the Department of Justice as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel (2003–2004) and as a member of the Appellate Staff in the Civil Division (2001–2003, 2004–2006).[4] Miller also served as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission (2006–2007) and spent five years (2007–2012) as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General within the Department of Justice.[7][6] He received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award in 2008 for his work on national security litigation.[4]

Before becoming a judge, Miller was a partner at Perkins Coie from 2012 to 2019 in the firm's Seattle office. In that capacity served as the firm-wide chair of Perkins Coie's appellate practice.[8] Miller is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law. He has argued more than 60 appeals, including 16 before the Supreme Court of the United States.[6]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 13, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Miller to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[6] On July 19, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Miller to the seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Richard C. Tallman, who took senior status on March 3, 2018.[9] On October 24, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[10]

On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Miller for a federal judgeship.[11] His nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[12] On February 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 12–10 vote.[13] On February 25, 2019, the Senate invoked cloture on his nomination by a vote of 51–46.[14] On February 26, 2019, the Senate voted to confirm Miller by a 53–46 vote.[15] He received his judicial commission on March 4, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MyLife.com profile
  2. ^ Lipson, Jafi A. (December 18, 1993). "CLUH Elects New Director". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Gentile, Olivia F. (March 21, 1994). "Would Male Voters Detract From RUS?". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Eric D. Miller". perkinscoie.com. Perkins Coie. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Gillespie, Becky Beaupre (April 2, 2018). "Duty and Tradition The US Solicitor General and His Principal Deputy are Law School Alumni—and They Represent the History and Shared Values Between the Two Institutions". U Chicago Law School News. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "President Donald J. Trump Announces Sixteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Sixteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Eleventh Wave of United States Marshal Nominees". whitehouse.gov. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ Barnes, Robert (December 7, 2010). "Justices juggle sympathy, past vote". Washington Post. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Pacheco-Flores, Agueda (July 13, 2018). "Three Seattle attorneys nominated for federal judgeships, appellate court". Seattle Times. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "One Nomination Sent to the Senate Today", White House, July 19, 2018
  10. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 24, 2018
  11. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  12. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  13. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  14. ^ "On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture Re: Eric D. Miller, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit)". United States Senate. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  15. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit)". United States Senate. February 26, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.

Selected publications[edit]

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard C. Tallman
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2019–present
Incumbent