Who is the NJ native who drafted opinion to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade?
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. is the associate justice of the Supreme Court and New Jersey native who drafted an opinion to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade.
Alito is one of the court’s conservative justices.
He was born in Trenton on April 1, 1950. He attended Steinert High School. He graduated at the top of his class and continued his education at Princeton University.
After graduating from Princeton in 1972, Alito continued his Ivy League education at Yale Law School.
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In 1977, Alito accepted a position as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey. Alito became an assistant to the U.S. solicitor general four years later. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed Alito as the U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey. After a little over a decade of steady promotions in the government sector of law, Alito settled into a position on the bench. President George H. W. Bush nominated Alito to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990, a position that was unanimously confirmed by the Senate.
For 16 years, Alito served as a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Alito to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. His appointment was confirmed by a 58-42 vote in the Senate in early 2006.
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