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A super-duper analysis of Justice Scalia (access required)

Since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986, Justice Antonin Scalia has been famous for his strident dissenting opinions. This year’s just-concluded term offered some of Scalia’s most withering ripostes ever. For Scalia scholars, they yield further evidence that the ...

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Highway robbery (access required)

There are things you might imagine would make a cop suspicious during a traffic stop, but here’s a new one on Sidebar: using an idiolect an officer feels does not jibe with one’s age bracket. In this case, a 31-year-old ...

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Cheap date…er, vote (access required)

These days it seems that stories of corruption are never more than a click of the channel or a flip of the page away. From politicians and sheriffs to prison workers and judges, it seems as if the integrity of ...

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Where everybody knows your name (access required)

If you’ve ever daydreamed about trading in the practice of law for the easy life of running a nice little corner pub somewhere, Sidebar (come to think of it, that’d be a great name for such an establishment ) would ...

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Looks that kill (access required)

As any good reader knows, attorneys who file frivolous civil proceedings in South Carolina can potentially face sanctions. China apparently has no such deterrents. According to an Associated Press news report, new laws enacted last month that make it more ...

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