valentineThe longest-serving justice on the Michigan Supreme Court was James VALENTINE Campbell. Part of the Big Four, Justice Campbell served on the Court for 32 years, 2 months, and 25 days until his death on March 26, 1890.

Today is the birthday of Society President Charles Rutherford and State Bar of Michigan Executive Director Janet Welch.

The last time that Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday coincided was 1945 – when the Michigan Supreme Court still had eight justices.