California corporate diversity law ruled unconstitutional

Robert JablonThe Associated PressA Los Angeles judge ruled Friday, April 1, that California’s landmark law mandating that corporations diversify their boards with members from certain racial, ethnic or LGBT groups is unconstitutional.The brief ruling granted summary judgment to Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that sought a permanent injunction against the measure that was signed into law in 2021.The measure requires corporate boards of publicly traded companies with a main executive office in California to have a member from an “underrepresented community,” including LGBT, Black, Latino, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander.Judge Terry Green wrote in his decision that the state Legislature should have considered other options for achieving greater
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