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Judge strikes down California law requiring women to serve on boards

A state judge struck down a California law requiring state companies to appoint female directors to their boards, the second legal setback in as many months for efforts to mandate board diversity .

Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis of California Superior Court in Los Angeles ruled that the 2018 law was unconstitutional because it violated the equal protection clause of the state constitution, according to a copy of the verdict.


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