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Samuel Alito
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
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
In office
April 30, 1990 â€“ January 31, 2006
Nominated by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by John Joseph Gibbons
Succeeded by Joseph Greenaway
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
December 28, 1987 â€“ April 30, 1990
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Thomas Grenlish
Succeeded by Michael Chertoff
Personal details
Born Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
(1950-04-01) April 1, 1950 (age 66)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican[1]
Spouse(s) Martha Bomgardner (m. 1985)
Alma mater Princeton University
Yale Law School
Military service
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1972–1980
Rank Captain
Unit Army Reserve
Signal Corps

I'm not any kind of a bigot, I'm not.
If I'm confirmed, I'll be myself.
I have been committed to carrying out my duties… in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
Samuel Alito
I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary.
Samuel Alito
I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion.
Samuel Alito
A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case. The judge's only obligation – and it's a solemn obligation – is to the rule of law.
Samuel Alito
I have been a judge for 15 years and I've made up my own mind during all that time.
Samuel Alito
Private religious speech can't be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
Samuel Alito