In the Orange County Register: "Judicial vacancies threaten the rule of law"

Last week, the Orange County Register published my opinion piece, "Judicial vacancies threaten the rule of law." It begins:

There is a judicial crisis in California, but you won’t hear the judges talking about it. Those professionals work tirelessly without complaint. But California needs more federal judges, and it needs them with higher salaries. Otherwise, access to justice will be diminished, and the rule of law will be threatened.