California’s “Women on Boards” Law Deemed Unconstitutional by Judge

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I don’t even understand how this law was supposed to be applied.

I mean – isn’t everybody a woman these days?

CBS News:

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California’s landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional.

Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated the right to equal treatment. The ruling was dated Friday.

The conservative legal group Judicial Watch had challenged the law, claiming it was illegal to use taxpayer funds to enforce a law that violates the equal protection clause of the California Constitution by mandating a gender-based quota.


The law was on shaky ground from the get-go with a legislative analysis saying it could be difficult to defend and then-Gov. Jerry Brown saying he was signing it despite the potential for it to be overturned by a court. Brown said he signed the bill to send a message during the #MeToo era.
“I’m not only signing a law that won’t stick just to virtue signal, but I’m gonna make sure I tell everybody about it too.”

Seriously, in no sane society would this man hold any kind of public office.

In the three years it has been on the books, it’s been credited with improving the standing of women in corporate boardrooms.

The state defended the law as constitutional saying it was necessary to reverse a culture of discrimination that favored men and was put in place only after other measures failed. The state also said the law didn’t create a quota because boards could add seats for female directors without stripping men of their positions.


Although the law carried potential hefty penalties for failing to file an annual report or comply with the law, a chief in the secretary of state’s office acknowledged during the trial that it was toothless.

No fines have ever been levied and there was no intention to do so, Betsy Bogart testified. Further, a letter that surfaced during trial from former Secretary of State Alex Padilla warned Brown weeks before he signed the law that it was probably unenforceable.

“Any attempt by the secretary of state to collect or enforce the fine would likely exceed its authority,”
Padilla wrote.

The law required publicly held companies headquartered in California to have one member who identifies as a woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019. By January 2022, boards with five directors were required to have two women and boards with six or more members were required to have three women.

The Women on Boards law, also known by its bill number, SB826, called for penalties ranging from $100,000 fines for failing to report board compositions to the California secretary of state’s office to $300,000 for multiple failures to have the required number of women board members.

Fewer than half the nearly 650 applicable corporations in the state reported last year that they had complied. More than half didn’t file the required disclosure statement, according to the most recent report.
Imagine not being a meritocracy.

What is the excuse for this? How is anything supposed to function without meritocracy?

Even literal Soviet communism had meritocracy.

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What is the excuse for this? How is anything supposed to function without meritocracy?
Meritocracies lead to the Jews in charge having their power challenged. So, sorry goy, you'll just have to watch your society collapse as the most mentally-ill, vicious and incompetent are placed in the key positions of power in society (then recruit and promote their own). Something, something, the Holocaust.
 

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Nationwide Communism had no choice but to shift to Red Meritocracy in order to enforce rule.

Sovietism.
 
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Not to mention, they nearly managed to expel the jews permanently.
 

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If you can't define a woman, you can't demand a quota of females.

The left won't give up and will implement this policy through nefarious ESG ratings - but they'll have to fight the ACLU in defining what is and is not a woman:

ACLU Files Motion Denying Existence of Women

 

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If you can't define a woman, you can't demand a quota of females.

The left won't give up and will implement this policy through nefarious ESG ratings - but they'll have to fight the ACLU in defining what is and is not a woman:

ACLU Files Motion Denying Existence of Women

And yet, somehow, they always seem to manage to have it both ways, have you noticed?
 

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It doesn't have to be legal. It doesn't have to be able to survive a court challenge. It just has to coerce some number of people into doing what you want before it's overturned. No different from the unconstitutional vax mandates.
 

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Well from now on I make the rules.
 

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I don’t even understand how this law was supposed to be applied.

I mean – isn’t everybody a woman these days?

CBS News:



“I’m not only signing a law that won’t stick just to virtue signal, but I’m gonna make sure I tell everybody about it too.”

Seriously, in no sane society would this man hold any kind of public office.



Imagine not being a meritocracy.

What is the excuse for this? How is anything supposed to function without meritocracy?

Even literal Soviet communism had meritocracy.

Continue reading...
This was less an actual law than a measure by which corporations could engage in illegal discrimination without being sued for it by men who were discriminated against or by irate shareholders incensed that unqualified whores were hired to manage serious businesses that will later fail or experience a marked reduction in share price as a result.

It isn’t intended to stand, just to exist long enough to make illegal hiring decisions non-actionable under the business judgment rule: if there’s a law saying you have to hire a certain percentage of women, it pretty much becomes de facto reasonable to promote totally unqualified women to senior leadership positions.

… and women are more likely to go along with gay woke corporate bullshit under the impression that this is what “respectable” society believes due to the false reality created by the media and Twitter.

We already lost; the scam has already concluded. We receive a hollow symbolic victory after the damage has already been done.

I don’t care and I don’t encourage anyone to be blackpilled, but that’s my reading on this.
 
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