Alito Watch

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Samuel Alito, Jr. becomes the second Italian-American from Trenton, New Jersey on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia is also a Trenton native. Alitio has won Senate confirmation twice: in 1987 when Ronald Reagan named him U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, and in 1990, when George H.W. Bush appointed him to serve on the 3d Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Frank Lautenberg, a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey, voted for his confirmation each time. Lautenberg in 1990: “I Believe Mr. Alito has the experience and the skills to be the kind of judge the public deserves — one who is impartial, thoughtful and fair. I urge the Senate to confirm his nomination.” Senator Bill Bradley in 1987: “The confirmation of Sam Alito as U.S. Attorney for New Jersey is testimony to the commitment he has shown and the success of his efforts as a law enforcement official. I amconfident that he will continue to do all he can to uphold the laws of this nation with the kind of determination and vigor that has been his trademark in the past.”

Alito Watch