Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 1

In a June 5 Jurisprudence, Jeremy Stahl misattributed the authorship of an opinion in a North Carolina Supreme Court death penalty case to Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. It was written by Justice Anita Earls.

In a June 5 Medical Examiner, Shannon Palus misspelled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first name.

In a June 4 Jurisprudence, Scott Skinner-Thompson misidentified the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights as the Office of Civil Rights.

In a June 3 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated when Gen. Mark Milley walked around D.C. in full battle dress. It was Monday night, not Sunday night. Kaplan also misstated Michael Hayden’s rank. He retired as a general, not a lieutenant general.


In a June 2 Faith-Based, Ruth Graham misidentified the Christian Broadcasting Network as Christian Broadcasting News.

In a June 2 Future Tense, Hannah Klein misdated a Mark Zuckerberg blog post. The post in question was published in 2019, not 2018.

Due to an editing error, a June 1 Future Tense misstated the most up-to-date figures for COVID-19 in Cuba. The country has seen about 2,000 confirmed cases and 83 deaths.

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