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It’s illegal to cuss? (access required)

Y’all won’t believe this @#$%! In 2017, the City of Myrtle Beach made over $22,000 dollars from fines collected from the prosecution of people who swore in public, according to the Myrtle Beach Sun News. The city’s disorderly conduct statute, ...

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A whole lot of ham sandwiches (access required)

There’s a scene in the classic 2008 film The Dark Knight where Gotham’s district attorney, Harvey Dent, arrests an entire mob organization in one fell swoop, and then brings the whole gang in for a mass arraignment. He then persuades ...

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A basketful of (im)peaches (access required)

Sidebar has noticed a trend popping up along the east coast—talking of impeaching state Supreme Court justices. In West Virginia, it’s more than just talk. Earlier this month, the state’s House of Delegates impeached the four remaining justices on its ...

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Was it Hall worth it? (access required)

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office wouldn’t tell reporters where it spent the $40,000 it received from its stint on “Live PD,” but if one “star” of the show has his way, the agency and TV network will kick out that—and ...

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Too pretty for jail? (access required)

A South Carolina woman recently made the argument that she should not be arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana after she drove through a stop sign at 60 miles per hour. She argued she shouldn’t be arrested because she ...

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Full court

Depends on whom you ask, whether a York County grand jury spent one day in June working at the pace of a competitive hot dog eater—only more analytically—or mindlessly fast-stamping indictments like electrical pins through an assembly line. But according ...

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The dodge days of summer (access required)

A Republican U.S. Senator may be quietly throwing a wrench in a plan to confirm nominees to the federal judiciary. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cancelled the Senate’s traditional August recess, keeping the chamber in session in order to confirm ...

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Grumpy old man (access required)

Some things in life are worth fighting for. But Sidebar is going on the record as saying that free grocery store samples are not among those things—especially for those who are old enough to know better. But for two septuagenarians ...

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