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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact:
February 3, 2006 Kathy Arberg (202) 479-3211

A formal investiture ceremony for Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., will take place at a special sitting of the Supreme Court in the Courtroom on Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. On January 31, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., was sworn in as the 110th Justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court so that he could begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately.

Press seating for the Court ceremony will be by reservation. Requests for seating must be received by the Public Information Office no later than 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 15.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Justice Alito, and Justice Alito's family will be available for photographers at approximately 2:15 p.m., Thursday, February 16, on the front plaza of the Supreme Court building, immediately following the investiture ceremony.

Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito will walk down the front steps of the building and stand briefly at the base of the steps on the plaza. They will not be available for questions. Credentials issued by the Public Information Office are required for access to the plaza. Cameras may be positioned on the plaza any time after 1 p.m. in the designated roped-off area. All crews should be in place by 1:45 p.m.

To obtain credentials for the outside photo opportunity, please call the Public Information Office at the Supreme Court, 202-479-3211, by no later than 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 15.


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