Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 18

In a Feb. 22 Jurisprudence, Jeremy Stahl misstated that if Eric Miller is confirmed to the 9th Circuit, it will be the first time in 100 years that a judicial nominee will have been confirmed without the blue slips of both home state senators. Other nominees have been confirmed with one out of two home-state blue slips, but this would be the first time neither returned their blue slip.

In a Feb. 21 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated the most recent date that a grand jury working with special counsel Robert Mueller had met. It was Jan. 24, not July 24. He also misstated the day of NBC’s scoop about the Mueller report. It was Tuesday, not Wednesday.


In a Feb. 20 Future Tense, Heather Schwedel misidentified Barry Schwartz as Bryan Schwartz.


In a Feb. 20 Wide Angle, Joe Reid misidentified the movie Never Look Away as Never Look Back.

Due to an editing error, a Feb. 20 World misidentified Joan Scott as a professor emerita at Princeton. She is affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study, an independent institution located in Princeton, New Jersey.

In a Feb. 19 Politics, Will Saletan misstated that all members of Congress that passed the 1976 National Emergencies Act were “dead or gone.” Two members, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Rep. Don Young of Alaska, remain in Congress.

Due to an editing error, a Feb. 18 Politics misstated when Kamala Harris made her comments about marijuana. It was last week, not this week.

A Feb. 15 Jurisprudence misstated that more than 80 percent of Trump’s judicial nominees come from the Federalist Society. More than 80 percent of Trump’s appellate judicial nominees come from the Federalist Society.

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