Gray H. Miller
Gray Hampton Miller
|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|
April 25, 2006 – December 9, 2018
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Ewing Werlein, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Charles R. Eskridge III|
Gray Hampton Miller
December 9, 1948
|Education||United States Merchant Marine Academy|
University of Houston (B.A.)
University of Houston Law Center (J.D.)
Education and career
Miller attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy from 1967 to 1969, but left without receiving a 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. Miller remained at this law firm until his appointment to the district court.
District Court service
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. The ruling has been appealed, with initial arguments for the appeal presented in August 2019.
- "Miller, Gray Hampton - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- "Men-only military draft is unconstitutional, federal judge rules". www.msn.com.
- Burke, Michael (24 February 2019). "Judge rules all-male military draft unconstitutional". TheHill.
- Gray H. Miller at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Court Website
Ewing Werlein, Jr.
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Charles R. Eskridge III