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Battle of the badge (access required)

There’s something almost comical about seeing corpulent, middle-aged (and beyond) men tussle on the side of a country road, fighting not only one another, but to keep their balance on snow- and ice-covered grounds. Only Chester County’s Sheriff Alex Underwood ...

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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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