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Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., J.D.
United States Supreme CourtSenior Lecturing Fellow

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., J.D.

Bio

Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 by President George W. Bush and was confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate in January 2006. He had previously served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, nominated by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. He has served as U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey; deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice; assistant to the solicitor general in the U.S. Department of Justice under the Reagan administration; and assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey.

Justice Alito holds a law degree from Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Review. He was a law clerk for Judge Leonard Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.