|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
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 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|
December 28, 1987 â€“ April 30, 1990
George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Thomas Grenlish|
|Succeeded by||Michael Chertoff|
|Born||Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
April 1, 1950
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Martha Bomgardner (m. 1985)|
|Alma mater||Princeton University
Yale Law School
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1972â€“1980|
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.
I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary.
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.
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.
I have been a judge for 15 years and I've made up my own mind during all that time.
Private religious speech can't be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.