California Can’t Mandate Diversity on Corporate Boards

Judge ruled that law “violates” the Equal Protection Clause in the California Constitution.. Los Angeles County Superior Court declared unconstitutional a measure that would have brought more diversity into boards of California companies.

The diversity requirement—signed into law in September 2020—said that publicly held companies with headquarters in California must have at least one director from an “underrepresented community,” meaning someone who “self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.” The number of directors from underrepresented communities will increase depending on their board size.

The California SB 826, which mandated that all corporate boards be composed at least one woman, was followed by the AB 979 law. Businesses that were found in contravention of the law could face six-figure sanctions.

Judicial Watch, a conservative organization, challenged AB 979 for three California taxpayers. It claimed it was against California’s constitution. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that “Gender quotas” and new quotas are being applied to many more groups of corporate board members. He made this statement in October 2020.

Judicial Watch now has Terry Green as a judge at L.A. Superior Court.Crest v. Padilla2) granting summary judgement to the group.

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“A member of the public … might wonder at this result,” he added. “If the Legislature has identified an issue in society, how does the court stop it from being solved?

The answer was simple: Courts have to “maintain the continuity of laws even when the will of majority.” It is important to protect “fundamental values” whether they are personal or collective. This state has a fundamental commitment to equal treatment of all citizens, regardless of their appearance or identity. … Only in very particular cases should discrimination be remedied by more discrimination. This should be done only after other options have been explored.

Judicial Watch continues to challenge California’s Board Gender Quota. Federal lawsuits against AB 979, SB 826 are still pending. The federal cases—both pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California—allege that California’s board diversity statutes violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Diversity quotas on corporate boards have been controversial due to a range of factors. Diversity in boardrooms might be a good goal—whether for cultural or economic reasons—but from a libertarian perspective, it’s not one the government should be allowed to ForcePrivate companies. Feminist objections are also raised to quotas. Some worry that they perpetuate stereotypes of women or members from “underrepresented groups” by suggesting they don’t have the ability to serve on boards without government-imposed quotas.

There is little evidence to suggest that quotas can have a ripple effect on the leadership of companies, or in workplace diversity. There is little evidence that quotas can improve performance in corporate environments.


Is it possible for a coach of football in a public school to pray while on the field“Lower courts generally prohibit public school teachers openly praying at work, even when students aren’t involved,” says Charles Russo in The Conversation. Yet the Supreme Court has not directly addressed such a case—until now,” notes Charles Russo in the Ohio Capital Journal. Oral arguments in the case—Kennedy v. Bremerton School District—are scheduled for April 25.

Russo explains that the issue here is whether the school board infringed Joseph Kennedy’s rights as a coach of football. Kennedy was suspended and his contract not renewed because Kennedy ignored the instruction to cease kneeling silently on the field following games.

Kennedy claims the board has violated his First Amendment rights, including freedoms of speech and religion. He also asserts his rights under Civil Rights Act that prohibits employment discrimination.

Before the Supreme Court, two important questions will be asked: are prayers made by public school teachers in front students protected by First Amendments rights, and, if so, are educational officials required to prohibit them in order for certain religions not to violate the Establishment Clause.

As an education specialist, I find the case noteworthy as it will resolve the sticky issues surrounding public school staff praying while supervising students or whether such prayer is prohibited by the government.

Kennedy v. Bremerton also highlights the tension between two First Amendment clauses regarding religious freedom. The Free Exercise clause allows individuals to follow their religions, while the Establishment Clause prohibits government officials from “establishing” any religion.

More information on this case can be found here.


Mike Tyson’s edibles in ear shapes are too much for Coloradans. Mike Tyson was a boxing legend who has made a profit from his famous 1997 “ear-biting” incident. In which Tyson attacked Evander Holyfield, Tyson 2.0 sold THC-infused edibles in the shape of ears. Tyson 2.0 (his company) “confirmed the infused gummy ear are real” and is currently selling them in California, according to Westword. Tyson 2.0 intends to extend these “Mike Bites”, which will be available in more states, this year. Colorado will not be included.

According to Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division’s 2016 law, marijuana edibles cannot be shaped as humans, animals or fruit. Holyfield is too cute for words. Shannon Gray, MED communication director, stated that edibles with shaped ears are vegan and “directly applicable to” the law prohibiting human body shapes.


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