Here's an in-depth look at the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Personal: Birth date: April 1, 1950
Birthplace: Trenton, NJ
Birth name: Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
Father: Samuel Alito, a teacher (deceased)
Mother: Rose (Fradusco) Alito, a teacher
Marriage: Martha- Ann (Bomgardner) Alito (1985 - present)
Children: Philip and Laura
Education: Princeton University, AB, 1972; Yale University, JD, 1975
Other Facts: Nicknamed "Scalito" as his views resemble those of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Has argued 12 cases before the Supreme Court, the first in 1982.
Timeline: 1976-1977 - Law clerk to Hon. Leonard I. Garth, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
1977-1981 - Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
1981-1985 - Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General.
1985-1987 - Deputy Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General.
1987-1990 - Named by President Ronald Reagan as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
February 20, 1990 - Nominated by President George H. W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
April 27, 1990 - Confirmed unanimously by the Senate on a voice vote.
April 30, 1990-2006 - Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Newark, New Jersey.
1991 - Is the only dissenting voice in a 3rd Circuit ruling striking down a Pennsylvania law that required women to notify their husbands if they planned to get an abortion. Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 947 F.2d 682 (3d Cir. 1991)