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June 25, 2014 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

It was a late one for me last night, and this morning was spent partially in Probate Court, and I have to pick up my wife and some friends at the airport a bit later. So I may curtail blogging a bit early this afternoon. But we won’t miss much, I wager.

Here are some midday news/views treats served up southern style:

* In a 8-1 decision (Alito concurred in part and dissented in part), Supreme Court broadly extends Fourth Amendment protections to cell phones, meaning the authorities need a warrant to search them.

* Yet another federal judge overturns yet another state ban—this one in Indiana—on same-sex marriage.

* TNR’s Brian Beutler discusses Boehner’s pending lawsuit against Obama, which is intended to head off impeachment pressure but may just feed it.

* Jonathan Chait analyzes how HRC lost her “beer track” mojo.

* PBS serves up the first “GOP Establishment restores order” interpretation of madness in Mississippi.

And in non-political news:

* Character actor supreme Eli Wallach dies at 98.

As we break for lunch, here’s another song about Mississippi, from Bob Dylan, performed live in 2002.

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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