Last updated on: 11/12/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Samuel A. Alito, Jr., JD Biography

Title:
Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The Act before us here exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying nonconsenting States all Medicaid funding. These parts of the Act are central to its design and operation, and all the Act’s other provisions would not have beenenacted without them. In our view it must follow that the entire statute is inoperative.”

Dissenting opinion in US Supreme Court Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, Jan. 31, 2006-present
  • Member, National Italian American Foundation International Law Institute, 2005-present
  • Member, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, 1983-present
  • Chair, Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2001-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Seaton Hall University School of Law, 1999-2004
  • Member, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States,1997-2001
  • Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1990-2006
  • Member, Princeton Schools Committee of Essex County, 1998-2003
  • US Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1987–1990
  • Member, National Environmental Enforcement Council, 1987-1990
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice, 1985–1987
  • Assistant, US Solicitor General, US Department of Justice, 1981–1985
  • Assistant US Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977–1981
  • Law clerk, Judge Leonard I. Garth, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1976–1977
  • Member, Signal Corps, Army Reserve, 1975-1980
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1975
  • BA, Princeton University, 1972
Other:
  • Appointed by President George W. Bush
  • Born in Trenton, NJ, on Apr. 1, 1950
  • Married to Martha-Ann Alito
  • Has two children
Quoted in:
  1. Is Obamacare constitutional?