Jose Villa- U.S History Branches of Government Project

Jose Villa- U.S History Branches of Government Project
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  • Appointment to the Supreme Court
  • Education
  • Political Career
  • Samuel Alito was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush in 2005 and confirmed to the court by a 58-42 vote by the Senate in 2006
  • Political Viewpoints
  • How would I feel
  • Graduated Princeton University in 1972 Graduated Yale Law school in 1975
  • Snyder v. Phelps
  • Alito Accepted the position of a U.S Assistant Attorney for the district of New Jersey in 1977. In 1987 we was appointed U.S Attorney for the District of New Jersey by Ronald Reagan. Then in 1990 President George H.W Bush nominated him U.S Court of Appeals and in 2006 he was confirmed into the Supreme Court
  • Fisher v. University of Texas
  • Alito's opinion on the Supreme Court usually comes from putting himself in the ligant's shoes and imagining himself in that position and what decision he would do
  • The case involved the Westboro Baptist Church picketing the funeral of Marine, Matthew Snyder. The Snyder family sued the church for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 8 Justices favored Phelps and protected their 1st amendment right except for Alito who had empathy for the grieving father.
  • Abigail Fisher applied to the University of Texas in 2008 and sued after her rejection. She sued because she claimed that they rejected her because she was white. The court ruled a 7-1 majority and stated that taking race into consideration for applicants is unconstitutional. Alito voted in favor of the University of Texas
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