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June 26, 2013 6:25 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

So SCOTUS is finally done for this term, with some good, some bad, and some mixed results. Tomorrow we’ll feature some additional thoughts on where the Court is headed in the immediate future.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Here we go again: Rick Perry calls a second special session of the Texas legislature for July 1, and puts abortion bill on the agenda.

* Sensenbrenner joins the rare group of congressional Republicans calling for “fix” of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

* Palin threatening to gin up primary challenges to Rubio and Ayotte for “betrayal” on immigration.

* At Ten Miles Square, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus hail Obama’s Georgetown speech as a shift towards “climate pragmatism.”

* At College Guide, Rick Kahlenberg argues that Supreme Court “punt” on race-based admissions criteria actually big push to class-based affirmative action.

We’ll likely have more on these provocative essays tomorrow.

And in non-political news:

* New Mexico brewer announces “Heisenberg’s Dark” beer in honor of final season of Breaking Bad.

Let’s close the day with another Van Morrison performance from Montreux in 1980 that always makes me happy: “Tupelo Honey.”


Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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