Happy Birthday to Brian Lamb, 71. As I always say: a Hero of the Republic. Thank you for CSPAN.
1. Rick Hasen on Justice Roberts and campaign finance. With all the other things going on, I haven't paid as much attention as I should to this case. I go in with mixed feelings. I'm pretty much against contribution limits in most cases as a matter of policy...but that's not quite the same as saying that I think they should be ruled unconstitutional. I guess I'm at the point where I'd need to stop and think about it.
2. Josiah Neeley defends the US Constitution in large part on pragmatic, conservative grounds. Oddly enough, that's the argument that for me is the best one in favor of parliamentary systems; as tempted I am to conclude that US-style Madisonianism is "better," I pretty much have come to believe that there's a lot to be said for different systems evolving in different places (which I think was basically Nelson W. Polsby's position).
3. And Christopher Parker on the Tea Party.