Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who turns 90 on April 20, is closing in on some other major milestones. In about three months, Stevens, who joined the Court in 1975, will pass Chief Justice John Marshall in terms of length of service. A month after that he'll pass Justice Stephen Field's length of tenure as well, lagging behind only William O. Douglas, whose record tenure was 36 years, six months and 25 days. All these statistics are now available at the ever-useful Oyez Project Web site.
Supreme Court Stats Reveal Impending Milestones for Justice Stevens
The National Law Journal
February 26, 2010