Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 20, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 24 2012 6:40 AM


Slate's mistakes.


Photograph by Gabriela Insuratelu.

In the Feb. 22 "DoubleX," Sharon Lerner misstated when the comment period for federal regulations regarding in-home workers will end. Because the period was recently extended, it will end March 12, not Feb. 27.

In the Feb. 22 “Supreme Court Dispatches,” Dahlia Lithwick referred to the Congressional Medal of Honor. It’s just the Medal of Honor.

In a Feb. 21 “Future Tense” blog entry, Adam Sneed incorrectly suggested that all of the researchers involved with a study were from the University of Toronto. One is affiliated with Dalhousie University.

In the Feb. 21 “Good Word,” Huan Hsu originally stated that Wang Lee Hom is a Canto-pop superstar. He sings more often in Mandarin than in Cantonese.

In a Feb. 20 "Reckoning" blog post, Michael Moran mistakenly put the amount of oil purchased by India in the billions of barrels, instead of millions.

In the Feb. 16 “Jurisprudence,” Dahlia Lithwick wrote that, under normal circumstances, a forced transvaginal ultrasound "would constitute rape under state law." Virginia law considers object sexual penetration a felony separate from rape. However, such an act would meet the FBI’s definition of rape.

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