Official Statement on the Nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. To the United States Supreme Court


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Attribute to Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, Chairman, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) applauds President George W. Bush on his nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr., a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Judge Alito, whose father immigrated to the U.S. from Italy, is highly respected in the judicial community for his constitutional knowledge and his impeccable character.

President Bush has chosen an individual whose intellect and qualifications are above reproach. We are proud and fortunate that he shares our Italian heritage.

Washington, DC
October 31, 2005

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