Alito's record, experience and philosophy

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)


Key Court Decisions (PDFs):

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