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sidebar

n. 1) physically, an area in front of or next to the judge's bench (the raised desk in front of the judge) away from the witness stand and the jury box, where lawyers are called to speak confidentially with the judge out of earshot of the jury. 2) a discussion between the judge and attorneys at the bench off the record and outside the hearing of the jurors or spectators. 3) in journalism, a brief story on a sidelight to a news story, such as a biographical sketch about a figure in the news or an anecdote related to the main story, and sometimes enclosed within a box. (See: bench, approach the bench)

sidebar

(US) a discussion between the judge and the lawyers outwith the hearing of the jury in the court itself In the UK, the love of form and ceremonial means that the jury have to trek out to the jury room from time to time - usually much to their bafflement as to what is going on when they are not there.
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The Sidebar has its own search box and finds applications, which can be launched directly from the results list that appears as words are typed in.
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And in a year when the festival ran a sidebar on German cinema, three movies from that country took prizes, including best director for Oliver Hirschbiegel's thriller, The Experiment, a harrowing portrayal of a brutalizing psychological probe.
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Although the conference forum provided a great deal of information on the M109 system, supportability, upgrades and enhancements, most participants agreed that information exchanged during breaks or sidebar meetings was invaluable.
The JofA inadvertently left out a sidebar when it published the article "Toward An Equal Future" on page 71 in the June 1999 issue.
A sidebar that attaches to the rails was broken and caused the tracks to be out of alignment when the train derailed early Saturday, said Mark Garcia, regional director of the National Transport Safety Board.
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There, a research article on the economic impact to California of Pierce's disease in grapevines was accompanied by a sidebar on one of the most challenging aspects of Pierce's disease at the time: the identification of its causal agent.
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