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Alito confirmed by Senate as US Supreme Court justice
Samuel Alito Supreme Court nomination
Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Alito, immigrated to the United States from Italy as a child and eventually served as director of research for the New Jersey legislature. His mother, Rose F. Fradusco Alito, was an elementary school teacher and principal. He then earned an A.
Alito, Jr. The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of our laws, and its rulings can drastically impact the lives, liberties, and rights of all Americans. As such, LCCR believes that no individual should be confirmed to the Supreme Court unless he or she has clearly demonstrated a strong commitment to the protection of civil rights and liberties, human rights, privacy, and religious freedom. His overall record reveals a jurist whose views are well out of the judicial mainstream on a number of issues, including the evidentiary standards in discrimination lawsuits, the constitutional safeguards afforded those within our criminal justice system, the power of Congress to protect all Americans, and the ability of those facing persecution to get asylum in the United States. Although he now claims that these were just words on an application, his record as a jurist reveals something different. The ideological views taken in the application and during his time in the Reagan administration are exemplified throughout his judicial decisionmaking, where he routinely favors a reading of statutory and constitutional law that limits the rights of individuals and the power of Congress to protect those individuals. Particularly problematic are his decisions in the areas of race, gender, disability and age discrimination.
On October 31, , President George W. Alito's nomination was confirmed by a 58—42 vote of the United States Senate on January 31, He had ben appointed to that position by the president's father, President George H. Bush in The announcement came four days after the president's initial choice, Harriet Miers , withdrew herself from the confirmation process.
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Alito's majority opinions in landmark cases include McDonald v.
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He attended Princeton and Yale Law School before beginning a lengthy career as an attorney. He worked for the Department of Justice and as a U. Court of Appeals in Bush and has tended to rule along conservative lines. Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. His father was a teacher and director of the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, his mother was a school principal and both were primary influences in his academic pursuits. While there, Alito led a conference that supported restriction on the gathering of domestic intelligence and increased rights for homosexuals.
The query was vintage Alito, as scores of Supreme Court advocates can attest. His substitution for Sandra Day O'Connor in represented the court's most significant shift since Clarence Thomas replaced Thurgood Marshall in In nearly all respects, he has been as advertised. This year, he appears poised to take the lead in limiting public employee unions' ability to collect fees from non-members. Associates say he takes an open-minded, objective approach to the cases that cross his chambers. Alito's questions, he says, "were the questions you would dread as an advocate, because they were darn sure the hardest ones to answer. That voting record has convinced liberal interest groups that Alito is all but a lost cause for their side.