Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on October 31, 2005, and has served since January 31, 2006. He is the 110th Justice, the second Italian American, and the eleventh Roman Catholic to serve on the court. Alito is considered one of the most conservative justices on the Court.
About Samuel Alito in brief
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on October 31, 2005, and has served since January 31, 2006. He is the 110th Justice, the second Italian American, and the eleventh Roman Catholic to serve on the court. Alito is considered \”one of the most conservative justices on the Court\”. He has described himself as a \”practical originalist. \” Alito’s majority opinions in landmark cases include McDonald v. Chicago, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Murphy v. NCAA, and Janus v. AFSCME. He served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and a judge on the. United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before joining the. Supreme Court. He attended Princeton University and Yale Law School, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1972. Following his graduation from Yale, Alito was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army Signal Corps and assigned to the United Army Reserve. He also served on active duty from September 1975 to December 1975. He became a member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, which was formed in October 1972 at least in part to oppose Princeton’s decisions regarding admitting women. He has cited the banning and subsequent treatment of ROTC by the university as his reason for belonging to CAP.
His father earned a master’s degree at Rutgers University and was a high school teacher and later the first Director of the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, a state government position he held from 1952 to 1984. His grandparents came from Roccella Ionica, Calabria and Palazzo San Gervasio, Basilicata, in southern Italy. His mother was a schoolteacher, and both are deceased. He moved to New Jersey for the first time to study in Italy where he wrote his thesis on the Italian legal system. During his senior year at Princeton, he left a sign of his lofty aspirations in his yearbook, which said that he hoped to “eventually” become a judge in Italy. He later became a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. He and his wife have a son and a daughter, both of whom are active members of the California Air National Guard. The couple has a son, Michael, who was born in 1998. He had a son named Samuel A. Alito Sr., an Italian immigrant, and Rose Fradusco, an Italian-American, and is a father-of-two. His son is the son of Samuel A. alito Sr., a former New Jersey state senator, and a former state assemblyman. His daughter is the daughter-in-law of former Governor Jon Corzine.