The Indian American International Chamber of Commerce (IAICC), the Executive Board, and esteemed Members, along with Indian-American business community organizations and members grieve the loss of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg, who was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, tirelessly served for almost three decades until she died of complications with pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020.
Born in Brooklyn, in 1933, into a first-generation Jewish American family, Justice Ginsburg attended Cornell, Harvard, and Columbia Universities and has the special distinction of being the first female member of the prestigious Harvard Law Review, and Columbia Law Review.
A pioneer in the work of gender rights and justice for all, Justice Ginsburg, was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in 1980. Subsequently, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the Supreme Court on June 14, 1993, and appointed a US Supreme Court Justice on August 10, 1993.
President Carter called Justice Ginsburg, “a beacon of justice.” He said, in a statement, “a powerful legal mind and a staunch advocate for gender equality, she has been a beacon of justice during her long and remarkable career. We join countless Americans in mourning the loss of a truly great woman.”
IAICC extends heartfelt condolences to the Ginsburg family, her colleagues, and to all those who grieve the loss of such a transformational leader who will always be remembered for her legendary work, vision, and changes in the American Justice System.