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,...

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