The chief judge of the Central District of California has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee and White House to act swiftly on judicial vacancies she says pose a “grave danger” to the justice system.

Chief U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips penned a letter to Sens. Lindsey Graham, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, asking that they move to fill the open seats in her district.

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