Calif. Board Diversity Law Seems 'Arbitrary,' Judge Says

By Craig Clough (March 14, 2022, 9:24 PM EDT) -- A California judge appeared skeptical Monday of a state law requiring publicly held corporations to include people from "underrepresented communities" on their boards, saying at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging the statute's constitutionality that the law seems "a bit arbitrary" on which groups it chooses to help.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry A. Green told the parties he had not made up his mind on their dueling motions for summary judgment, but aimed most of his critical questions at the state, which included why certain minority groups are included in the law while others — such as Indians, Jews,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!