Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States starting in 2006. He was described as a conservative by the Cato Institute.
He led a student conference at Princeton that called for an end to discrimination against gays by potential employers.
He became the second Italian-American and the 11th Roman Catholic to serve on the Supreme Court.
He married law librarian Martha-Ann Alito in 1985.
He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush.