And the presumption is that the court will follow its prior precedents. There needs to be a special justification for overruling a prior precedentAlito questioned on abortion Jan 10, 2006
No person is above the law, and that includes the president, and includes the Supreme CourtAlito questioned on abortion Jan 10, 2006
I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortionAlito opposed abortion rights in letter Nov 14, 2005
He has come down on a host of issues in a way that the business community would preferReport: Alito has pro-business record Nov 05, 2005
At this point in time, I have a comfort level that I'm satisfied with. I'm anxious to see the rest of the hearing process work and whole confirmation process unfoldAlito testing Senate comfort level Nov 03, 2005
Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (pronounced /əˈliːtoʊ/; 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.
Raised in Hamilton Township, New Jersey and educated at Princeton University and Yale Law School, Alito 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 prior to joining the Supreme Court. He is the 110th justice, the second Italian American and the eleventh Roman Catholic to serve on the court. Alito has been described by the Cato Institute as a conservative jurist with a libertarian streak.
Alito was born in Trenton, New Jersey, to Italian American parents: Italian immigrant Samuel A. Alito, Sr., and the former Rose Fradusco. Alito's father, now deceased, was a high school teacher and then became the first Director of the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, a position he held from 1952 to 1984. Alito's mother is a retired schoolteacher.