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Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. (// ə-LEE-toh; born April 1, 1950) is an American jurist who serves as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the high court by President George W. Bush on October 31, 2005, and has served on it since January 31, 2006. After Antonin Scalia, Alito is the second Italian American justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
|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 A. Greenaway Jr.|
|United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey|
December 10, 1987 – April 30, 1990
|Preceded by||Thomas Greelish|
|Succeeded by||Michael Chertoff|
|Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel|
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr.
(1950-04-01) April 1, 1950 (age 73)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1972–1980|
|Unit||Signal Corps (Reserve)|
Alito was raised in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Yale Law School. After graduating from law school, he worked as an assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel and served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. In 1990, Alito was appointed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he served until joining the Supreme Court. He has called himself a "practical originalist" and has been described as one of the Court's "most conservative justices".
Alito wrote the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (2022), in which the Supreme Court overturned its 1973 abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade. He has also written majority opinions in the landmark cases McDonald v. Chicago, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Murphy v. NCAA, and Janus v. AFSCME.
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