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California Push to Seat More Women on Boards Ruled Unlawful

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California’s landmark requirement that corporate boards include women was ruled unconstitutional.

The first-in-the-nation mandate, signed into law in 2018, was struck down by a Los Angeles state court judge Friday following a trial. The ruling was posted on the court’s website Monday.