Today, a Princetonian swore in another Tiger for his former job. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito '72 traveled to Rutgers to swear in Paul Fishman '78 as the new U.S. Attorney in New Jersey. Alito served in the same position from 1987 through 1990. The U.S. Attorney acts as the the federal government's representative in U.S. district courts and courts of appeals.
Fishman was a politics major whose thesis topic was "Constitutional Protection of the Family." After leaving Princeton, Fishman attended Harvard Law School, and he later served as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey and Washington at the Justice Department before moving into private practice.