Tomorrow we’ll have Supreme Court oral arguments over the challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which aren’t expected to go well for the good guys. SCOTUSBlog’s Lyle Denniston provides a preview.
Here are today’s seeds and stems:
* At TAP, Paul Waldman offers useful meditation on the fecklessness of most Inside-the-Beltway scheming.
* Good news: 75 Republicans sign onto amicus brief asking Supreme Court to make same-sex marriage constitutionally protected. Bad news: most of them are former office-holders.
* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys discusses contrast between frequent wittiness of UK parliamentary debates and the “dour, bitter miasma” suffusing Congress.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the White House announcement of a new “open access” policy for all taxpayer-funded research.
And in non-political news:
* Kulturkampf: Morrissey bags Kimmel appearance after learning Duck Dynasty cast also on show.
To close the day, here again is Lightnin’ Hopkins performing “That Woman Named Mary” in the 1970 documentary “The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins.” Just an amazing video.