Calif. Board Diversity Law Is Illegal, Conservative Group Says
Law360 (August 9, 2019, 6:52 PM EDT) — The conservative legal group Judicial Watch sued the state of California in Los Angeles superior court Tuesday, challenging a bill that will require Golden State-based corporations to place a minimum number of women on their boards of directors, arguing that it violates the state’s constitution.
The complaint, filed on behalf of three California taxpayers Tuesday, argues that SB 826, which was signed by former Gov. Jerry Brown in September, will require the state to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to enforce, and that such expenditures render it illegal under the state constitution.
“The legislation’s quota system for female representation on corporate…