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James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore
James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore

James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83. "Judge Miller was an outstanding and brilliant jurist," said U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander, who clerked for Judge Miller in the 1970s. "He tirelessly and skillfully pursued the just resolution of every case. He had an unwavering commitment to the rule of law and an uncompromising integrity. He was a guiding force in our professional lives." Appointed to the bench by President Richard M. Nixon in 1970, Judge Miller presided over a number...

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