Judge Daniel Bress, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Judge Daniel Bress 

Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Daniel Aaron Bress was born in 1979 in Hollister, California. He earned an undergraduate degree in government from Harvard University. He worked as a paralegal at the Federal Trade Commission while attending the University of Virginia School of Law from which he received a Juris Doctor. He clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and then for Justice Antonin Scalia at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

He entered private practice in San Francisco and later in Washington, D.C. He was an adjunct professor of law at the University of Virginia and the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America. 

He was nominated by President Donald Trump to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After a cloture vote, his nomination was confirmed by the Senate. He received his judicial commission in July 2019. 

In the News…

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld San Diego’s practice of chalking tires to enforce city parking space time limits. A three judge panel determined that dusting tires with chalk does not fall within the illegal search section under the Fourth Amendment. The suit had challenged the police department’s chalking of tires as an intrusion on car owners who parked their vehicles legally. 

Judge Daniel Bress, writing for the majority, said that chalking tires falls under the Fourth Amendment’s administrative search exception. Judge Bress also wrote that the practice’s intrusion on personal liberty “is de minimis at most.” 

“Chalking involves no detention of persons or property; it does not damage property or add anything permanent to it; and the search does not create ‘substantial anxiety,’ as some searches may,” Judge Bress wrote. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Bress today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Daniel Bress 
Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 
James R. Browning Court House 
95 7th Street 
San Francisco, CA 94103 


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