Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (//; born April 1, 1950) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and has served on the court since January 31, 2006.
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
Assumed office |
January 31, 2006
|Nominated by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Sandra Day O'Connor|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
April 30, 1990 – January 31, 2006
|Nominated by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John Joseph Gibbons|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Greenaway|
|United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey|
December 28, 1987 – April 30, 1990
George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Thomas Greelish|
|Succeeded by||Michael Chertoff|
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr.|
April 1, 1950
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Martha Bomgardner (1985–present)|
Princeton University (BA)|
Yale University (JD)
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1972–1980|
Alito was born to Italian American parents. He served in the U.S. Army reserves years before joining the Supreme Court. Alito often favors a Republican view of the law. The vote by the U.S. Senate to make Alito a judge was one of the closest in U.S. History, because many Democrats did not want five Republicans on the court. Alito is from Trenton, New Jersey.
- The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments
- Babington, Charles (February 1, 2006). "Alito Is Sworn In On High Court: Senators Confirm Conservative Judge Largely on Party Lines". The Washington Post.