On Monday, for the first time, the Supreme Court and all other state courts will be closed for Juneteenth. It is a state and judicial holiday. It was made a holiday last year by Assembly Bill 1655.

Merrill Balassone’s California Courts news release includes this statement by Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero:

“This year, our judicial branch honors this monumental day in our history, reminding us of the long struggle to freedom for Black Americans. To honor that struggle and our commitment to equal treatment under the law, we reaffirm access, fairness, diversity, and inclusion as foundational goals for our court system. We celebrate California’s diversity as a strength and our progress toward a court system that is more diverse and reflective of the communities we serve.”