Bress Is Out of Touch with the Californians He is Asked to Serve

Courts News 07.8,19

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of Daniel Bress to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

“Daniel Bress is the third nominee this year alone to be advanced by the Senate to the Ninth Circuit over the objection of both home-state senators, in part, because he is unacquainted with the California legal community. A D.C. lawyer who has devoted his legal career primarily to defending large corporations who were accused of making harmful products, Bress is a disappointing choice for this role. But Trump and Senate Republicans are determined to mold the Ninth Circuit into a panel of young conservative ideologues who will rubber stamp their agenda and go to great lengths to do so. The Senate must reject the Bress nomination.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in opposition to the confirmation of Daniel Bress.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit