Corrections

Daily News Corrections

Utah asks Supreme Court to uphold its same-sex marriage ban

Updated on July 16 to correct the name of the U.S. Supreme Court case Hollingsworth v. Perry.

Judge throws out George Zimmerman’s libel lawsuit against NBC

Updated on July 1 to reflect that Judge Debra Nelson is a state court judge, not a federal judge.

LegalZoom hits a legal hurdle in North Carolina

Updated June 19 to remove the assertion that LegalZoom faces a legal challenge in Alabama. That dispute was resolved before this post was written.

Acquitted by jury in gun case, defendant is jailed by presiding judge for probation violation

Story was updated Feb. 20 to correct a word in the lead sentence. The sentence should have said, “A jury in Illinois wasn’t convinced by the evidence against Andre Winters in a firearm-discharge case.” The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Jobs Corps task force promises to do more in coming year

Print and initial online versions of “Jobs Corps task force promises to do more in coming year” should have identified Eric Washington as chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Family of executed man seeks investigation into possible innocence

Corrected on Sept. 30. The article should have stated that Willingham was convicted in 1992 of setting a house on fire in 1991.

Virginia AG defends state’s anti-sodomy law, seeks stay of 4th Circuit ruling

Updated at 10:49 a.m. to correct the headline to refer to the 4th Circuit.

Onetime Natalee Holloway suspect may wed from Peruvian jail to avoid extortion extradition

Edited on June 4 to correct the text about Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.

Sitting judge is held and under federal investigation

Updated at 11:58 a.m. to correct Associate Judge Christ’s job title.

Millionaire deluges state attorney with public records requests after daughter’s DUI conviction

Updated on March 27 to correct Aronberg’s job title.

Daily News Clarifications

Law Profs Sign Letter Calling Obama’s Contraception Compromise Unacceptable

Updated Feb. 21 to clarify that Robert George is a jurisprudence professor for Princeton University undergraduates.

After NJ Justice Refuses to Rule in Some Divided Cases, Senate Urges His Resignation

Updated on Feb. 22 to clarify that Anne Patterson is Gov. Christie’s new nominee.

Wis. Disciplinary Group Reopens Probe of Embattled DA Now Accused by Multiple Women

Updated on Sept. 28 to remove implication that the Office of Lawyer Regulation is a part of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Magazine Corrections

‘Sovereign citizens’ plaster courts with bogus legal filings—and some turn to violence

Print and initial online versions of “Paper Terrorists,” May, should have reported that a group of Illinois lawyers was targeted by a frivolous UCC filing that revealed their Social Security numbers. They filed a lawsuit to correct the sovereign's fraudulent filing.

The Journal regrets the errors.

ABA looks to aid underserved clients and underemployed lawyers

Print and initial online versions of “Aiding Underserved Clients, Underemployed Lawyers,” April, should have identified Eric Washington as chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

California city seeks eminent domain to bail out foreclosures

The print and initial online version of “Homes 4 Sale, Bay Vu,” March, should have stated that Mortgage Resolution Partners’ marketing materials cite a hypothetical home currently worth $200,000, for which a city could offer $160,000—80 percent of the home’s market value. It also should have said New York City attorney, banker and MRP co-founder John Vlahoplus denies that the city of Richmond, Calif., is offering 80 percent across the board.

The Journal regrets the errors.

Meet the chief judge of the nation’s most divisive, controversial and conservative appeals court

In print and initial Web versions of our feature "Meet Carl Stewart," February, the author's account of an oral argument at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contained both a misimpression and a misstatement of fact. The article asserted that Judge Jerry E. Smith began a series of detailed questions after only 12 seconds of a scheduled 15-minute argument. The record shows that Judge Smith¹s questions began after 37 seconds. Moreover, the passage implied, unfairly, that Judge Smith's questions were unusual and impolite. Such questioning is not unusual in any appeals court, and the record shows that Judge Smith's questions, though persistent, were entirely civil.

The ABA Journal regrets the errors.

7th Annual Blawg 100

Print and initial online versions of "The 7th Annual Blawg 100" misstated the number of contributors to the legal blog Jotwell. The blog has more than 250 contributing editors.

The Journal regrets the error.

California begins to release prisoners after reforming its three-strikes law

Print and initial Web versions of "After Third Strike, Many Now Walk," December, should have stated that Judge William Ryan was appointed to handle Proposition 36 petitions in November 2012. The article also mistakenly reports that Ryan's appointment ends Dec. 31. He is assigned the cases until all are completed. And if the hearings become overwhelming, the Los Angeles Superior Court has authorized adding additional judges to the project.

The ABA Journal regrets the errors.

Nov. 24, 1947: Congress holds ‘Hollywood 10’ in contempt

Print and initial online versions of “Congress Holds ‘Hollywood 10’ in Contempt” should have stated that the Fifth Amendment--not the First Amendment--was cited by writers and directors in their refusal to testify before Congress in 1947. The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Judge Jed Rakoff’s stance on the SEC deals draws fire, praise—and change

Because of a reporting error, the sentencing of Raj Rajaratnam was attributed to the wrong judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell oversaw Rajaratnam’s criminal trial and imposed his 11-year sentence. Rakoff handled the civil penalty to the SEC.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Meet our 2013 Legal Rebels

This article should have listed the age of Renee Newman Knake as 39 and that of Margaret Hagan as 31.

Disbarred lawyers who seek reinstatement have a rough road to redemption

Print and initial Web versions of "The Rough Road to Redemption," August, should have calculated the disbarment totals for 2011 at just over 0.08 percent of the 1.27 million practicing U.S. attorneys at the end of 2012.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Magazine Clarifications

California’s ban on standard-caged birds poses a chicken-egg problem

In print and initial Web versions of “States Cry Fowl,” June, Jonathan Lovvorn should have been identified as chief counsel for the Humane Society of the United States’ animal protection litigation department.

For vacationers encountering trouble on cruise ships, U.S. laws may provide little help

Print and initial online versions of “Cruising Toward Calamity,” November, should have stated that attorney Charles A. Patrizia is co-chair of the Maritime Committee of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law.

Key battles of WWII were fought in courtrooms and legislatures, shows new ABA book

After the issue had gone to the printer, George Clooney announced that his film, The Monuments Men, would be released next year, not in December, as reported in “Lawyers and the Good War.”

Know Your Dough: Division Lends Support to Financial Literacy Project for High School Kids

In print and early Web versions of “Know Your Dough,” January, should have identified Benes Z. Aldana as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, currently serving as the chief of legal engagements for the U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

Biloxi Blues: Legal-Cost Fears Have Victims of the Oil Spill Sliding out of the Middle Class

The feature “Biloxi Blues,” November, refers to an ABAJournal.com news summary that contains a quote from Miami lawyer Kendall Coffey. Although the reader comments referenced in the story appear in the ABAJournal.com webpost from Aug. 22, 2012, the original quote appeared in a National Law Journal article penned by Coffey on Aug. 15, 2012.

Model Alliance Seeks to Better Working Conditions in Fashion World

It’s Not Easy Being Beautiful,” May, page 13, may imply that Fordham University law professor Susan Scafidi did not receive tenure immediately because of her interest in the field of fashion and the law. To clarify, Scafidi did receive tenure in the normal course of time but refrained from writing about fashion and intellectual property until after receiving tenure.

Tracking Techies: Finding the Footprints of America’s Switched-on Lawyers

In a profile of Matthew Muller in “Tracking Techies” (April 2012, page 34), Asel Aliyasova identifies Muller as her husband. Aliyasova now acknowledges that they were never legally married.

Insult to Injury: Texas Workers’ Comp System Denies, Delays Medical Help

The print and initial Web versions of “Insult to Injury,” September, should have noted that the legislation to ensure first responders get expedited consideration in the workers’ compensation system was defeated in committee, but the key elements of it were later passed after being tacked on to other legislation.

Changing Times: Fee Agreements May Be Modified, But Only for Good Reasons

In the August edition, the ethics article “Changing Times,” page 26, refers readers to ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 10-003, one that has not yet been officially approved by the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. A link to the opinion cannot be made available until the committee has completed the voting process. A link will be provided as soon as possible. The ABA Journal regrets any confusion caused by the delay in posting the link.

Half Off: Nevada Lawyer Bets on Discount Model

The art that accompanied “Half Off,” July, page 28, was not intended to be a likeness of Adam Stokes or his law firm. The Journal regrets any confusion that the illustration may have created.