SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Alito takes on critics - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito speaks at Roger Williams University Law School in Bristol, R.I. Alito is defending the court's 2010 decision in the Citizens United case that helped fuel hundreds of millions of dollars of spending by independent groups in the just-concluded campaign season. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)