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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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Navy flyer Tom Hudner, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War attempting to rescue a fellow pilot, Jesse Brown, reminisces in a sidebar in this edition about his visit to the crash site in North Korea.
Just a paragraph or two, these can be calls-to-action (for example, where to buy an author's book or how to participate in a survey) or even a really short sidebar.
Northerners such as Dorothea Dix, the crusader for the reform of mental institutions and later superintendent of female nurses for the Union during the war; Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, whom President Lincoln called "the woman that wrote the book that caused this war"; Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave who helped operate the "underground railroad"; and many others enjoy excellent sidebar treatment too.
One regular feature is a sidebar titled "Were You Aware?
A typical chapter has interpretive text, several sidebars in brown, hyperlinks to other information, and "connections," which applies the text to contemporary life.
For through-rod applications, the units can be supplied with all round hole sidebars.
Three types of sidebars appear throughout the book:
Amtrak inspects the rails on its Northeast corridor lines twice a week but the cracks on the sidebars may have been difficult to detect with just a visible inspection, Garcia said.
For examples of some derivatives contracts, see the sidebars on pages 57 and 58.
The overall narrative is interspersed with various sidebars (e.
Filled with seasonal rhymes, full page colorful illustrations, and informative sidebars with educational commentary to be used for additional learning, "J Is for Jack-O'-Lantern" is just the right combination of spooky and fun to appeal to kids.
Small maps show distribution areas at a glance while sidebars of song notes and behavior and habitat make for quick at-a-glance information.