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  • Suit asks court to enjoin itself over delayed trials

    Daily Journal
    September 23, 2021

    (Subscription required) In an unusual tactic, San Francisco’s public defender sued the superior court, asking it to enjoin itself and prioritize backlogged criminal trials, though the court contended Wednesday it is already doing so and would respond “in court.”

  • Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

    Associated Press
    September 23, 2021

    Britney Spears said in a court filing Wednesday that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008 should be terminated. It’s the first time Britney Spears has called for an end to the arrangement in court documents, though she has called for its termination in hearings.

  • Contractor’s deal on California rent relief gets more lucrative

    CalMatters
    September 23, 2021

    Despite an initial slow rollout of rent relief money, the state of California is extending and more than doubling its deal with the outside contractor it hired to get the money to tenants and landlords.

  • State superintendent sets goal to get all California third graders reading by 2026

    EdSource
    September 22, 2021

    Though the specifics of the initiative have not been worked out, Thurmond said he plans to put together a task force of educators, parents and education experts within the next few weeks that will eventually make policy recommendations. Assemblywoman Mia Bonta, D-Alameda, will author a bill for the upcoming legislative cycle that will address and fund those recommendations.