Judge Samuel Alito predicted to be Supreme Court Nominee

Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday said that Judge Samuel Alito will be nominated by Bush to be on the Supreme Court. Alito has sometimes been viewed as a clone of Scalia, and is viewed as being quite conservative. It should be an interesting battle.

ABC News writes:

Judge Samuel Alito Jr., a former federal prosecutor, has strong enough credentials to satisfy and reunite Bush's conservative base, which fractured over the Miers nomination. Alito has earned the nickname "Scalito" for his philosophical similarities to conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

Alito also has the type of lengthy record that should please many conservatives — including being the sole dissenter in a case that was attempting to strike down a law requiring married women to consult their husbands before getting an abortion.

From scotusblog.com:

Judge Alito currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to his nomination to the Third Circuit by President George H.W. Bush, he served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (1987-1990), Deputy Assistant Attorney General (1985-1987), and Assistant to the Solicitor General (1981-1985).

Judge Alito was born in 1950 in Trenton NJ. He attended Princeton University and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth on the Third Circuit.