Suit challenges required minority appointments to Louisiana medical licensing board

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A law requiring that some members appointed to the board that licenses and regulates physicians in Louisiana be from minority groups is being challenged in federal court as an unconstitutional racial mandate.

The lawsuit filed Thursday by the conservative group “Do No Harm” seeks a declaration that the law requiring minority appointees to the State Board of Medical Examiners is unconstitutional, and an order forbidding the governor from complying with it.

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