One more quote from yesterday’s Chronicle of Higher Education article:

Mr. Lott also points out that because the claim of coding errors appears in a law review, it has not been subject to review by third-party scholars, as would have been the case in a peer-reviewed economics journal.

It has been weeks since Lott saw the claim of coding errors. It would have taken him a few minutes to check for the existence of the errors and not much longer to see if correcting the errors reverses his results as Ayres and Donohue claim. He must know full well whether or not the claim is true. So, who cares if the claim has been reviewed by third-party scholars? It’s been reviewed by Lott. Does he concede the claim or is he going to deny it?