Linda Greenhouse, New York Times Supreme Court correspondent for 30 years, has accepted a buyout package from the newspaper, reports the Associated Press. Greenhouse began covering the court in 1978, making her career there longer than any of the current justices except John Paul Stevens, who started in 1975.
Greenhouse, 61,. is one of the most widely known reporters covering the Supreme Court, but has not served in that role so long as Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio or Lyle Denniston, who currently writes for Scotusblog, an online news site. Greenhouse won the Pulitzer Prize for her beat coverage of the court in 1998. The Times is eliminating 100 news jobs through attrition, buyouts and, if necessary, layoffs.