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The Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Program in Italian American Studies is honored to host Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. United States Supreme Court Lecture: “Remembering the Story of Italian Americans” April 9, 2008 5 p.m. DeCarlo Varsity Center Samuel A. Alito, Jr. was nominated as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush and was sworn in on January 31, 2006. He previously served as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, having been appointed by President George Bush in 1990. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. From 1977 to 1981, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Newark, New Jersey. From 1981 to 1985, he was an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, and in that capacity, he briefed and argued numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court. From 1985 to 1987, he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which is responsible for providing legal advice to the Justice Department and other components of the Executive Branch. In 1987, Justice Alito was appointed by President Reagan as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He held this office until his appointment to the Third Circuit. The Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Program In Italian American Studies The mission of the Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Program in Italian American Studies at John Carroll University is to offer students an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Italian and Italian American history, culture, and literature. It upholds the university's Jesuit Catholic identity of faith and culture while engaging students to think rationally, creatively and critically in a growing global society. The program plays a vital role in advancing Italian and Italian American cultural knowledge to the greater community in Cleveland and NortheasOhio. *Media Guidelines* You must contact Tonya Strong-Charles, John Carroll University’s Director of Media Relations, for media credentials to attend this event. Credential requests will be accepted March 24-26, 2008. Please call 216.397.1958 or send an e-mail to Photograph identification must be presented upon arrival (a company-issued ID and/or driver’s license is sufficient.) Thank you