Monday, November 3, 2008

The New York Times admits to repeatedly misspelling Justice Ginsburg's name

In an article reporting the controversy surrounding the award by Fordham Law School, a Jesuit school, of an ethics prize to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who has written decisions supporting abortion rights, the venerable New York Times admitted in an endnote that it has misspelled Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's name at least twenty-four (!) times since 1980.   The mistake consists of substituting an "e" for the "u" in Ginsburg, the latter being the correct spelling. 

This article is the first time the paper publicly admitted the mistake.  Better late than never, I guess.

Hat tip to the ABA Journal blog.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl).

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2008/11/the-new-york-ti.html

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