President Joe Biden greets California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) as he arrives at Mather Airport on Air Force One Monday, September 13, 2021, in Mather, California, for a briefing on wildfires at the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) [Photo Credit: White House Public Domain]
California has been stopped in its attempt to require corporations based in the state to include racial minorities and LGBT people on their board.
On Friday, a judge in. Los Angeles struck down the law declaring it unconstitutional.
The challenge to the law was brought by conservative watch dog organization Judicial Watch, and was successful.
The judge did not issue an explanation behind his ruling, just ruling that the law was unconstitutional on its face. The law was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2020 and would only affect publicly traded companies.
However, it would require those companies to have at least one member of their executive boards from an “underrepresented community.”
The subjective order would have included, African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, or members of the LGBT community as members of this class. Board with 4-9 members would be required to have two, and boards with 9+ members would be required to have 3 or more.