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Victory in California
This ruling in California is a victory for common sense, freedom, and for biblical principles of the value of all men and women. You will be encouraged that this court ruled that discrimination does not remedy discrimination in this case.
From Judicial Watch: We won a significant victory last week in the California Superior Court when it declared that the state’s racial, ethnic, and LGBT quota for corporate boards of California-based corporations violates the California Constitution.
This week the court released its full opinion. It found that only in “very particular cases should discrimination be remedied by more discrimination.”
The ruling and opinion come in the case (Robin Crest, et al. v. Alex Padilla, in his official capacity as Secretary of State of the State of California (No.20STCV37513)) granting our motion for summary judgment in our lawsuit. We sued on behalf of taxpayers who are asking the court to declare the quota scheme unconstitutional and seeking to enjoin its enforcement.
This historic California court decision declared unconstitutional one of the most blatant and significant attacks in the modern era on constitutional prohibitions against discrimination. In its ruling today, the court upheld the core American value of equal protection under the law. Judicial Watch’s taxpayer clients are heroes for standing up for civil rights against the Left’s pernicious efforts to undo anti-discrimination protections.
We filed this lawsuit on October 2, 2020, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, on behalf of three California taxpayers (Robin Crest, Earl De Vries and Judy DeVries) to prevent California from enforcing Assembly Bill 979 (AB 979). The law requires that boards of directors of California-based, publicly held domestic or foreign corporations satisfy a racial, ethnic, and LGBT quota by the end of the 2021 calendar year.
In his opinion striking down the gender-quota law, Judge Terry A. Green found the law “violates the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution on its face.” The judge elaborated on why the California Legislature exceeded its authority in mandating the composition of boards:
The difficulty is that the Legislature is thinking in group terms. But the California Constitution protects the right of individuals to equal treatment. Before the Legislature may require that members of one group be given certain board seats, it must first try to create neutral conditions under which qualified individuals from any group may succeed. That attempt was not made in this case. [Emphasis in original]
The court concluded:
The statute treats similarly situated individuals – qualified potential corporate board members – differently based on their membership (or lack thereof) in certain listed racial, sexual orientation, and gender identity groups. It requires that a certain specific number of board seats be reserved for members of the groups on the list – and necessarily excludes members of other groups from those seats.
The Secretary has not identified a compelling interest to justify this classification. The broader public benefits produced by well-run businesses do not fit that bill.
California must treat its citizens equally as individuals under the law, and not give discriminatory, preferential treatment to some based on race, ethnicity or LGBT status. This court ruling marks a watershed in the core American value of equal protection under the law for all Americans. And it warns against the pernicious racialism of the radical Left.
This is not our only action in this area.
We completed a trial in a separate lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of California taxpayers to prevent the state from implementing a 2018 law (SB 826) requiring publicly-held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one director “who self-identifies her gender as a woman, without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth” on their boards by December 31, 2019 (Robin Crest et al. v. Alex Padilla (No.19ST-CV-27561)).
In January 2021, we filed a public comment with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to a proposed rule change requiring race and gender quotas on the boards of corporations listed on the Nasdaq exchange. The proposed rule would require a self-identifying female and a self-identifying member of certain listed racial backgrounds, or an explanation from the company as to why it does not have at least two directors on its board who self-identify as such.
(From Judicial Watch.)
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So, we put out one fire, but another still rages…
I have been following Tom Fitton( Judicial Watch) for a long time. He has been in the trenches Faithfully. I’m as happy for him, as I am for us, for this rule ..he deserves it.. And so does our Lord and savior!! praise God in heaven
I agree! Tom Fitton isn’t out seeking the limelight and self-fame. He consistently exposes and fights for courts to simply uphold the Constitution as it was designed to protect our freedoms, including Christian liberty
Please pray against these Bills being considered in Calif.State Government this week,4/18/22=sb871,sb1479,ab2098,sb1390,sb866,sb1184,sb920,ab1797,sb1464&ab1993.Descriptions of these tryrannical bills are on unityprojectonline.com/take-action/.
Praise God, Praise Gods answers fought by the Judicial watch. God is good. 🧎♀️🧎♀️✝️✝️🙃
Praise God from whom all blessing’s flow, Father, Son and Holy Ghost!! 🙌 🙌 🙌
Judicial: characterized by or expressing judgment; arising from a judgment of God.
Exodus 28:30 (AMP) In the breastpiece of judgment you shall put the Urim (Lights) and the Thummim (Perfections) [to be used for determining God’s will in a matter] They shall be over Aaron’s heart whenever he goes before the LORD, and Aaron shall always carry the judgment (verdict, judicial decisions) of the sons of Israel over his heart before the LORD.
Isaiah 30: 18 Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him.
Dear Heavenly Father, You are the God of Justice, Elohei Mishpat. I praise You for raising up men and women to fight for justice in the courts of America. I pray You would impede ALL ungodly judgement from being rendered in the courts of California. May it please You immensely, to bless the judges who carry the judgment of Your people over their hearts… before You. May Californians enjoy Your graciousness and compassion in ONLY just rulings. Thank You Father. Thank You Jesus. Thank You Holy Spirit. I ask this mercy for all of the states of America:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Lousianna, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and DC.
Susan, are you self taught in bible- or was there a particular course or study plan you followed?
God taught. Before I pray, I search His word on the issue. That is what matters, not what I feel. There is much to be angry about herb but He reminds me otherwise. I believe if I stay within these parameters, others will be encouraged too. Peace to you sir.
I received an email from a long time friend who added “She, Her, Hers” below her name. I was taken aback! My daughter explained this is common practice among academics and corporate higher ups. To me this is a promotion of sexual and political discrimination. I pray against the divisiveness and self promotion implicit in such protocols. Thank you,Lord for equality in Your kingdom. Come Lord Jesus! (When I say, “His,” I mean “Yours, Lord.”)