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Judge Samuel Alito "Samuel Alito on the Issues." Samuel Alito on the Issues. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2013.
"LII: US Supreme Court: Justice Alito." LII: US Supreme Court: Justice Alito. N.p., 30 July 2007. Web. 04 Mar. 2013.
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"Justice Samuel Alito's Opinions Are Cruel and Unusual." Indecision Forever. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2013.
"Federalism: Selected Opinions of Judge Samuel Alito." - PolicyArchive. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2013.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4982737 Works Cited In the 1992 case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Alito was quoted by Chief Justice William Rehnquist saying, “The Pennsylvania legislature could have rationally believed that some married women are initially inclined to obtain an abortion without their husbands' knowledge because of perceived problems — such as economic constraints, future plans, or the husbands' previously expressed opposition — that may be obviated by discussion prior to the abortion.”
In 2000, Alito voted for banning late-term abortions in the court case, Planned Parenthood v. Farmer.
The court case The Pitt News v. the Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 2004 ruling that a Pennsylvania law prohibiting student newspapers from running ads for alcohol. Alito felt that it sacrificed the school’s 1st amendment rights, "If government were free to suppress disfavored speech by preventing potential speakers from being paid, there would not be much left of the First Amendment.”
The 1996 court case of Sheridan v. Dupont, Alito disagreed with the majority saying that, “some employment discrimination cases required a higher standard of proof from the person claiming discrimination”. 3rd Circuit Court Case Decisions "Sam Alito is a brilliant and fair-minded judge who strictly interprets the Constitution and laws and does not legislate from the bench,” President George W. Bush said. "He is a man of deep character and integrity, and he will make all Americans proud as a justice on our highest court.”
“Private religious speech can't be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.”
“It has most of the advantage of a brief devoted to the overruling of Roe v. Wade; it makes our position clear, does not even tacitly concede Roe's legitimacy, and signals that we regard the question as live and open.”
"Yes, that's, I think, an extension of the traditional right that I was talking about that existed under common law, and it's been developed by state legislatures, and in some instances, state courts to deal with the living will situation and advances ... in medical technology, which create new issues in this area." Quotes In the court case United States v. Rybar Justice Alito's opinion stated, "it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machine gun”. In 2011, Alito was the only justice that voted against protesting at funerals in the dissenting case of Snyder v. Phelps
The cases of  Miller v. Alabama, gave Samuel Alito a reputation for supporting strict punishment: “The two (carefully selected) cases before us concern very young defendants, and de­spite the brutality and evident depravity exhibited by at  least one of the petitioners, it is hard not to feel sympathy  for a 14-year-old sentenced to life without the possibility of  release.” 1977-1980, Alito served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the appellate division, where he argued cases before the circuit court to which he was later appointed.
1981-1985, Alito served as Assistant to the Solicitor General, a position in which he argued 12 cases on behalf of the federal government in the U.S
Alito and Scalia concurred on 75% of court decisions
Justice Alito is a conservative and federalist but has taken a more progressive stance on a limited number of issues Positions In 1990, President George H. Bush nominated Judge Alito to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Alito was unanimously confirmed by voice vote by the U.S. Senate
On October 31, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Alito to the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Replaced retiring conservative justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Alito was confirmed by a sharply divided Senate among parties 58-42 vote on January 31, 2006
Bush’s original choice was Harriet E. Miers.
“If I'm confirmed, I'll be myself.” Nomination/ Conformation Born April 1st 1950 in Trenton, NJ
Attended Steinert High School in Hamilton, New Jersey
Graduated with an bachelor’s degree from Princeton University
After graduation he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and assigned to the Army Reserve
Earned a law degree and J.D. from Yale in 1975
He was ranked as Captain for Signal Corps when he received an Honorable Discharge in 1980
He was a clerk for Judge Leonard Garth of the Third Circuit
1977-1980, he was an assistant US Attorney in the appellate division
1981-1985, he was an assistant to the solicitor general in the Justice Department for the Regan adminestration
1985-1987, he provided constitutional advice for the Reagan administration, serving in the Office of Legal Counsel as Deputy Assistant Attorney General
1987-1989, Alito was the US attorney in New Jersey, he was best know for prosecuting white collar and environmental crimes, drug trafficking, organized crime, and violations of civil rights. Early Life and Education Cons Alito has a great resume and credentials as a conservative jurist
People were just as supportive of Alito as they were of Harriet Meirs
He has demonstrated a “brilliant mind and deep legal wisdom”
Alito's nomination was support by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2005
He inflexible to new ideas and keeps an open mind during cases
Alito has been a life long registered conservative
He feels an obligation to the law Pros With the nickname Scalito, Alityo’s votes are not always compatible with Scalia’s as in Zedner v. United States which involved the legislative history of the statute
Alito was skeptical with the gerrymandering and campaign finance reform cases of LULAC v. Perry and Randall v. Sorrell
The 2007 Morse v. Frederick case Alito agreed that drug use speech can be banned in public schools On May 1, 2006, the cases Holmes v. South Carolina, Alito wrote his first written opinion about criminal defendants rights
He also wrote opinions for the Zedner v. United States, Woodford v. Ngo, and Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy cases.
During his 1st term he mostly voted along with the four other conservative Justices Court Cases By Cameryn Dews
and Alexandra Lincoln Scalito: The 110th justice appointed to the
Supreme Court Samuel A. Alito Alito sees “a vision of society "in which the federal government towers over people.”Alito does not honor the past Supreme Court decisions and precedents.He treats the government like a business. he supports a twisted view of the constitution
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