Monday, October 31, 2005

Samuel A. Alito Jr. - biography

Born 1950 in Trenton, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Gibbons; Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990.

Princeton University, A.B., 1972

Yale Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1976-1977
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977-1981
Assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1981-1985
Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1985-1987
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1987-1990

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male

Judges of the United States Courts

Monday, October 03, 2005

Is Meirs the ultimate stealth nominee?

On December 5, 2004, Rena Pederson, editor at large of the Dallas Morning News, wrote about Miers:

  • One legal lion once observed that she had gotten ahead in the male-dominated profession precisely because she wasn't a feminist, then he paused to reconsider and mused, "Maybe she is a feminist, I don't know."
  • That's not surprising - Ms. Miers is so adept at keeping her personal views to herself that when she ran for City Council in 1989, few knew whether she was a Republican or a Democrat, liberal or conservative.