On Friday, for the first time, the Supreme Court and all other state courts will be closed for Native American Day. Native American Day has been a state holiday for a while, but it didn’t become a judicial holiday until 2021 legislation made it one, replacing Columbus Day.

[September 22 update: At this week’s Judicial Council meeting, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye praised the legislation, which the Council co-sponsored, as “properly recogniz[ing] the contributions and history of our state’s First People” and as “mark[ing] another step in our mission in the judiciary to provide equal access and fairness throughout our justice system — one in which all Californians feel welcome and are represented.” (See here; video here.)]