It has been a surprisingly strong catalyst to nudge boards to add more female directors. But now, California’s first-in-the-nation law that mandates women on boards is facing a critical court challenge.
The libertarian group Pacific Legal Foundation recently filed a federal lawsuit, saying California’s law violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause. The group also says that a mandate isn’t necessary since there are plenty of qualified women to serve on boards.
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