Gray H. Miller

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Gray Hampton Miller
Gray Hampton Miller.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Assumed office
December 9, 2018
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
April 25, 2006 – December 9, 2018
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byEwing Werlein, Jr.
Succeeded byvacant
Personal details
Born
Gray Hampton Miller

(1948-12-09) December 9, 1948 (age 70)
Houston, Texas
EducationUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
University of Houston (B.A.)
University of Houston Law Center (J.D.)

Gray Hampton Miller (born December 9, 1948 in Houston, Texas)[1] is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Miller attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy from 1967 to 1969, but received no degree. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor in 1978 from the University of Houston Law Center. He served as a police officer of the Houston Police Department from 1969 to 1978. Upon graduating from law school, he joined Houston's Fulbright & Jaworski law firm, where he later became partner in 1986. Judge Miller remained at this law firm until his appointment to the district court.

District Court service[edit]

On January 25, 2006, Miller was nominated by President George W. Bush to be a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in place of Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr. who had taken senior status in 2006. He was confirmed unanimously by the Senate on April 25, 2006 and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on December 9, 2018.

In February 2019, Gray Miller ruled in National Coalition for Men v. Selective Service System that the male-only military draft in the United States is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miller, Gray Hampton - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ "Men-only military draft is unconstitutional, federal judge rules". www.msn.com.
  3. ^ Burke, Michael (24 February 2019). "Judge rules all-male military draft unconstitutional". TheHill.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ewing Werlein, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
2006–2018
Vacant