Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 26

In an Oct. 29 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misspelled Samuel Alito’s first name.

In an Oct. 29 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Ashish Jha’s first name.

In an Oct. 29 Politics, Tom Scocca misstated when the Supreme Court ruled on Wisconsin’s ballot grace period. It was Monday, not Tuesday.

Due to an editing error, an Oct. 28 History omitted Georgia from a list of states that seceded in early 1861. The article also misstated that Abraham Lincoln had not met William Seward before 1861. The two originally met in 1848.


Due to a photo provider error, an Oct. 28 Slatest misidentified the National Hurricane Center as the Nation Hurricane Center.

In an Oct. 27 Future Tense, Stephen Harrison misquoted Molly White as saying “anymore” instead of “anyone.”

In an Oct. 27 World, Srdja Popovic misspelled Eduard Shevardnadze’s first name and Mikheil Saakashvili’s last name.

In an Oct. 26 Future Tense, Jane C. Hu misstated that it was not clear which proctoring service was used by a crying student in a viral video. According to Insider, the student was using ProctorU.

In an Oct. 26 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misstated that Massachusetts has a Democratic governor.

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