Daily News Corrections

Man practicing open-carry robbed of his gun by armed stranger

Updated Oct. 11 to clarify that James Bond used Walther brand handguns.

Appeals court says councilman ousted for letting homeless pal stay at city hall must be reinstated

Updated on Oct. 14 to correct the name of the town to Prairie Village.

Federal judge fights to free low-level drug offender he sentenced to 27 years

Updated on Oct. 20 to correct the year in which McDade is scheduled for release.

Lawyer who dropped out of US Senate race sues to get his name removed from ballot

Updated at 11:29 to correct a mistake in the headline; the race Taylor had been involved in was for a U.S. Senate position.

Arrests made in slaying of lawyer gunned down at shopping mall

Updated on Sept. 9 to correct a reference to Texas.

After stalemate between rancher, armed militia and feds, Nevada prosecutor not rushing to bring case

Corrected on Sept. 3 to remove reference to criminal referrals which were actually related to the 2013 Burning Man festival, according to U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden.

Part of access to justice gap is that Americans don’t know when to seek legal help, says study

Updated on August 13 to correct a misrepresented statistic.

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.

Daily News Clarifications

Statutory rape victim is told to pay child support

Updated on Sept. 12 to explain the child-support requirement in Arizona’s public-assistance programs.

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

Too Many Lawyers? Not Here. In rural America, lawyers are few and far between

After publication of "Too Many Lawyers? Not Here," October, the ABA Journal learned that Cody Cooper was not licensed in Minnesota. Cooper now acknowledges that he misrepresented his status, explaining that he had expected to be licensed before publication of the article.

Print and initial online versions should have stated that Wishek, North Dakota, was settled by ethnic Germans fleeing Russia. It also should have reported that the Iowa State Bar Association's Rural Practice Committee matches law students from the University of Iowa—rather than Iowa State—with rural lawyers. The article also misidentified the Down East region of Maine.

The Journal regrets the errors.

Thou Shalt Not Cheat: The lawyer who took down Lance Armstrong is on a mission

“Thou Shalt Not Cheat,” October, page 46, should have identified Craig Camp as a director at Merrill Lynch. It also should have reported that Camp was quoting others asking Travis Tygart “Why not just look the other way?” when Tygart kicked a fraternity brother out of the Pi Kappa Alpha kitchen because he hadn’t paid his dues.

The ABA Journal regrets the errors.

Preparing for the ‘Internet of things’

Print and initial Web versions of Dennis Kennedy's July column ("Webbed World") should have stated that Carnegie Mellon University programmers connected a Coke machine to the ARPANET (later the Internet) in the early 1980s, and not the World Wide Web.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

‘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.

Magazine Clarifications

Schools start to rethink zero tolerance policies

The print and the initial online version of “Less Than Zero,” August, should have said that Mariame Kaba’s group, Project Nia, stopped running the peace room at Chicago’s Stephen F. Gale Math & Science Academy in 2011.

Industry, not practice, makes perfect

Print and initial Web versions of the August Law Scribbler column (”Industry, Not Practice, Makes Perfect”) should have noted that Kansas City and St. Louis host the two largest offices in the Missouri-based law firm Husch Blackwell.

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.