Don’t know if little kids are parading around in robes arguing about constitutionality of ObamaCare just yet, but the week is young. Some additional notes and links on the day:

* Blue Girl celebrates her 7th blogoversary today! Congrats to a stalwart friend of Political Animals dating back to Kevin Drum.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer debunks the idea that faculty salaries are a major factor in ever-rising college costs.

* ThinkProgress’ Amanda Peterson Beadle has a good update on the status of Stand Your Ground laws in the states.

* SCOTUSBlog’s Kevin Russell reads the tea leaves from today’s SCOTUS oral arguments and what they might mean for tomorrow’s questions on the individual mandate.

* TNR’s Noam Scheiber analyzes assault on Volcker Rule by big banks.

* Dominique Strauss-Kahn officially charged in France with “aggravated pimping.” Don’t know if that is a precise translation from French.

And in non-political news:

* Taylor Kitsch (better known in my household as Tim Riggins) defends box-office disaster John Carter.

Tomorrow SCOTUS-mania accelerates with oral arguments over the individual mandate. Good thing it’s a rare spring Tuesday without a presidential primary.


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.