In the May 26 "Green Room," Josh Levin originally mischaracterized a comment by reader Brian Hartman. While Hartman wrote that "the Russian Government [once] used a nuclear bomb to close an oil well that got out of hand," he argued "strongly against using any sort of nuclear device, especially under water, in one of the most inter-connected eco-systems in the world." Rather, Hartman advocated detonating a non-nuclear bomb.
In the May 25 "Explainer," Brian Palmer misstated that U.S. sanctions against India and Pakistan lasted until Sept. 11, 2001. The sanctions were lifted on Sept. 22, 2001, as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Palmer also referred to Shimon Peres as the Israeli defense minister. He is the president of Israel but was defense minister at the time of the alleged attempted sale of nuclear weapons.
In the May 24 "Jurisprudence," Rick Hasen misstated that Elena Kagan reargued the Citizens United case in September 2010. The case was reargued in September 2009.
In the May 21 "Best Policy," Eliot Spitzer misidentified Senate candidate Joe Sestak as a former congressman. Sestak is currently serving in Congress.
In a May 21 "Slatest" item, Jessica Loudis mistakenly cited a New Scientist article as saying that male bats that performed fellatio on each other before copulation. The article stated that female bats perform fellatio on male bats during copulation.
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