• California corporate diversity law ruled unconstitutional

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 3 08:31:45 2022
    Associated Press
    Published April 2, 2022

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge ruled Friday 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 last year. The ruling didn't explain
    the judge's reasoning.

    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.

    The decision "declared unconstitutional one of the most blatant and
    significant attacks in the modern era on constitutional prohibitions
    against discrimination," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

    However, in its court filings, the state argued that the measure didn’t "discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any
    individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or
    national origin in the operation of public employment, public
    education, or public contracting."


    What do you think Josh, was the law unconstitutional?

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