In a Jan. 29 "Politics," Zac Frank stated that the 1861 Ex Parte Merryman decision was a Supreme Court case. It was a circuit court case presided over by the chief justice.
In a Jan. 28 "Explainer," Juliet Lapidos wrote that Marc Dreier will await trial in prison. He will await trial in jail.
In a Jan. 28 "Politics," John Dickerson incorrectly stated that one of FDR's favorite drinks to mix was a bourbon orange blossom; it was an old fashioned.
In the Jan. 26 "Books" column, Peter D. Kramer mistakenly referred to one of the book's subjects, a pedophile known as Roy, when he meant Ron, a man attracted to amputees.
The Jan. 26 "Fighting Words" referred to the "Lincoln Bedroom," when the intended reference was to the White House generally. The error was introduced by the editor.
In a Jan. 26 "Sports Nut," Charles P. Pierce originally referred to the Eternal Word Television Network's "late Mother Angelica." While she no longer makes live appearances on the air due to her ill health, Mother Angelica is still living.
In the Jan. 26 "Altered States," Peter Bray stated that President Obama's support for gay adoption and elmination of "don't ask, don't tell" had been "newly articulated" on his White House Web site. The language supporting these issues is the same as on Obama's campaign site, but the statements are now included as part of the "civil rights agenda" on the White House site, whereas on the campaign's site they were part of a blog about lesbian and gay issues.
In the Jan. 24 "Today's Papers," Lydia DePillis originally identified Mitch McConnell as the majority leader of the Senate. He is the minority leader.
The Jan. 23 "Spectator" originally misquoted a line from "Eleanor Rigby": She keeps her face "in a jar by the door," not just "by the door." The error was introduced by the editor.
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