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Commentary: Setting quotas on women in the boardroom is probably unconstitutional. It also doesn't work

California recently became the first state in the nation to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. Now Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts appear poised to establish their own "woman quotas." While undoubtedly well-intentioned, these mandates are likely to be struck down in court. And that's a good thing.

While quotas may add a handful of women to corporate boards, they come at the expense of the broader goal of equality - which requires not equal numbers, but equal

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