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A run for the border (access required)

As campaign messages go, it was not the closing pitch that Sidebar would have expected, but it was perhaps the one that partisan judicial elections made inevitable. Justice Barbara Jackson had the misfortune to be running against the partisan tide ...

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You say you’re just a friend (access required)

Sidebar loves to keep up with the latest news, but doesn’t like having to get dressed up for work like a grown-up, so he was delighted to learn that attorneys can now follow the goings-on at the North Carolina State ...

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Rushing to Judgeship (access required)

Although voters elect our state judges here in North Carolina, federal judges get their seats via old-fashioned appointment, and just as the state’s elections are getting underway the U.S. Senate is also moving closer to filling a vacancy on the ...

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Judge well, lest you be judged (access required)

Just as every attorney should take a little time now and then to unplug and unwind, Sidebar feels recharged and refreshed after taking a few weeks of sabbatical to commune with nature. (Sidebar even managed to show up on time ...

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Drug bust turns bitter (access required)

A massive Wilmington drug bust in which New Hanover County Sheriff’s detectives seized what appeared to be 13 pounds of fentanyl just took a bitter turn. Private lab tests recently showed that an alleged $2 million worth of fentanyl that ...

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Jersey Yikes (access required)

Sidebar keeps at home an extensive collection of baseball jerseys, cards, and autographed baseballs. His significant other has at times argued that it is, in fact an excessive amount of baseball memorabilia for a fully grown man to own and ...

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Correlation, causation (access required)

An inmate at the New Hanover County Detention Facility claims that he is being forced to drink contaminated water while awaiting trial. According to news reports, 27-year-old Damian Gore has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the water being provided ...

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