Its law stipulates that the boards of California-based corporations must include members who are from the “underrepresented community,” The law was passed by the leftist governor, Gavin Newsom (D) last year. The law also required the compliance of at least one representative from a similar community before December 31st, 2021. At the end of December 31, 2022 corporate boards were obliged to fill a minimum percent of the places on the boards by “underrepresented community” members based on the size of the board.
Conservative law enforcement surveillance agency, Judicial Watch, sought an injunction that would last for a long time on the move in light of the Equal Protection Clause in the Golden State that was granted, but without explanation from the judge.
California lawyers argued that the law didn't “discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting” in an application to the court.
The injunction “declared unconstitutional one of the most blatant and significant attacks in the modern era on constitutional prohibitions against discrimination,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated, as reported by Fox News.
California released the “Diversity on Boards” report in March, which found that 300 of 700 companies completed their disclosures, but more than half of them did not submit an annual disclosure statement.