Plaintiffs Prevail In Constitutional Challenge To California Board Quota Law

This afternoon, Judge Terry Green granted the plaintiff's summary judgment motion in a case challenging the constitutionality of AB 979.  Crest v. Padilla, LA Super. Ct. Case No. 20STCV37513.  AB 979 is a California law that purports to require publicly held domestic and foreign corporations having their principal executive offices in California to have a specified minimum number of directors who are members of underrepresented communities.  Cal. Corp. Code §§ 301.4 & 2115.6.   The case had been scheduled to go to trial in May.