Among other things, this momentous week at the Supreme Court may have sounded the death knell for a nickname: “Scalito.”

That moniker, not usually complimentary, has been pinned on Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. since long before he joined the high court. It picked up on the fact that both Alito and Antonin Scalia are Italian-American natives of Trenton, N.J., but also suggested that the two were kindred conservative spirits.

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