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This article, developed by Latham & Watkins, covers the ruling in Crest v. Padilla I and II that found that the California Corporations Code Section 301.3 (SB 826) and Assembly Bill 979 (AB 979) were both in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution. SB 826 requires publicly listed corporations of California to have women on their boards while AB 979 requires publicly listed corporations headquartered in California to have board members from "underrepresented communities." Read this article to learn more about these rulings.

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