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Tuesday, October 9, 2007; 1:47 PM

Judiciary Committee Documents:

Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire: Read Judge Alito's complete response here. The original PDF document can be found here.

Correspondence on ethics questions: Sen. Arlen Specter's (R-Pa.) letter and Alito's response (PDFs)

Reagan-Era Documents:

Justice Department Memo, from 1985, in which Alito suggested filing a friend of the court brief stating that "we disagree with Roe v. Wade and would welcome the opportunity to brief the issue of whether, and if so to what extent, that decision should be overruled." (PDF) (Source: National Archives)

Personal Qualifications Statement, submitted by Alito to the Reagan White House in 1985, to be an Assistant Attorney General. In this clip, Alito states his view on the absence of a constitutional right to abortion. (Source: FindLaw)

More Reagan White House Correspondence (PDFs): 1985 | 1986 (Source: FindLaw)

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Key Court Decisions (PDFs):

  • Bray v. Marriott Hotels(1997). Alito dissented in this case in which a black woman charged that Marriott officials discriminated against her by giving a promotion to a white woman instead of her.
  • Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1991). Alito dissented in the case, which struck down a Pennsylvania law that included a provision requiring women seeking abortions to notify their spouses.
  • Shore Regional High School Board of Education v. P.S., on Behalf of P.S. (Aug. 20, 2004). Alito rules in favor of a complaint brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by a boy badly bullied by his classmates who was seeking legal relief but had been rebuffed by a U.S. District Court.
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship of New Jersey, Inc. v. Stafford Township School District (Oct. 13, 2004). A Fourth Amendment case that dealt with allowing a non-profit Bible-centered child evangelism group to display literature and to staff a table at the annual Back-to-School night.
  • The Pitt News v. Pappert (Jan. 22, 2004). A first amendment case that dealt with a law banning alcoholic beverage ads in media affiliated with educational institutions.
  • Ronald A. Williams v. Price, Fisher (Sept. 9, 2003). Writes a majority opinion granting federal court review to an African-American who could not get state courts to hear his claim of racial bias on the part of a juror in his trial.
  • Saxe v. State College Area School District (Feb. 14, 2001). A first amendment and anti-harassment policy case.
  • ACLU v. Schundler (Aug. 6, 1998). Holds that Jersey City, N.J.'s holiday display that included a creche and menorah did not violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment because it included secular symbols such as Frosty the Snowman.
  • Sheridan v. Dupont (May 4, 1995). Dissents and argues that the 3rd Circuit had made it too easy for discrimination complaints to reach a jury trial.

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