By Ben Gipson, Holly R. Lake, Helen Braginsky and Andrew D. Ledbetter

On April 1, 2022, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Green ruled in Robin Crest, et al v Alex Padilla that Assembly Bill 979 (California Corporations Code § 301.4), or AB 979, mandating that publicly traded companies include a specific number of people from underrepresented communities on their boards, violates the California Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.

Read here why the ruling strikes down the board diversity law as unconstitutional.