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12:10 PM ET, June 25, 2012


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Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Arizona Law  —  The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's tough immigration law but struck down others as intrusions on federal sovereignty, in a ruling that gave both sides something to cheer in advance of November elections where immigration is a major issue.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
5 Signs of a Radical Change in U.S. Politics  —  (Midnight update: This item went up three hours ago with a more blunt-instrument headline than it should ever have had: “5 Signs the United States is Undergoing a Coup.”  I used the word “coup” in a particular way in the longer item this was drawn from.
Kevin Russell / SCOTUSblog:
Court strikes down much of Arizona immigration law  —  This morning, the Court handed down its decision in Arizona v. United States, the case involving Arizona's attempt to supplement federal immigration enforcement through several state law measures.  The Court reviewed four provisions of the statute …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To ‘Show Me Your Papers,’ Strikes Down Part Of Arizona Immigration Law  —  The Supreme Court just announced that parts of Arizona's harsh immigration law, SB 1070, are preempted by federal immigration law.  Significantly, however …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, CNN and The Political Carnival
Associated Press:
High Court Rejects Part of Arizona Immigration Law  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants.  —  But the court said Monday that one much-debated part of the law could go forward — the portion requiring police to check …
New York Post:
Slapping a friend  —  For the past couple of months, Democrats and their pundit allies — apparently expecting to lose on ObamaCare in the Supreme Court — have been engaged in a campaign to delegitimize the high court in the eyes of the public.  In a related development …
Rachel Leven / The Hill:
Court affirms Citizens United ruling  —  The Supreme Court summarily reaffirmed the Citizens United case on Monday and ruled that the decision applies to the states as well in a 5-4 vote reversing a Montana court ruling that allowed restrictions on campaign expenditures.
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
Mike Sacks / The Huffington Post:
Arizona Immigration Law ‘Gutted’ In Split Supreme Court Ruling … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Supreme Court, Arizona Immigration Law, Video, Arizona Immigration Law Decision, Arizona Immigration Law Ruling, Ley SB1070 Arizona, sb1070 Decision, sb1070 Ruling, Supreme Court Arizona Immigration Law, Supreme Court sb1070, Politics News
Discussion: The New Republic
Supreme Court: Key parts of immigration law rejected  —  Washington (CNN) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled largely in favor of the federal government Monday in a case involving Arizona's immigration law, but it upheld the most controversial provision involving police checks on people's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
Associated Press:
Court Rejects Corporate Campaign Spending Limits
John H. Cushman Jr / New York Times:
Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Arizona Law
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Hill Poll: Voters: Obama over-reached blocking Fast and Furious docs  —  A clear majority of likely voters believes President Obama has exercised his executive power inappropriately — particularly in blocking the release of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, according to a new poll for The Hill.
First Read /
First Thoughts: All eyes on the Supreme Court
Politico:   ‘A hugely consequential week’
Javier Manjarres / The Shark Tank:
DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Getting Booted  —  Back in April, the Shark Tank floated the likelihood that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman (DNC) Debbie Wasserman Schultz was perhaps on her way out as DNC Chairwoman.  We now have learned that Wasserman Schultz will not be back as DNC Chairwoman after the November elections.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration  —  Healthcare, unemployment are tops among six issues tested  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. Hispanics prioritize immigration, healthcare, and unemployment to equal degrees, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll asking about the importance of six national policy issues.
Susan Page / USA Today:
USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: Latinos strongly backing Obama
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Great Abdication  —  Among economists who know their history, the mere mention of certain years evokes shivers.  For example, three years ago Christina Romer, then the head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, warned politicians not to re-enact 1937 — the year F.D.R. shifted …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Business Insider
Congressman Allen West / Facebook:
The Muslim B'Hood takeover in Egypt shows Arab Spring is radical Islamic nightmare.  —  A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama Administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt.  We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons.  Today our predictions have come …
Jimmy Carter / New York Times:
A Cruel and Unusual Record  —  THE United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.  —  Revelations that top officials are targeting people to be assassinated abroad, including American citizens, are only the most recent, disturbing proof of how far our nation's violation of human rights has extended.
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Obama's Reversals on Executive Power  —  New York Times columnist Ross Douthat has an interesting column describing some of President Obama's evolving positions on executive power.  He now engages in many of the same practices that he and numerous other liberal Democrats denounced …
Discussion: Hot Air
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
All the President's Privileges  —  WHEN George W. Bush …
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
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Jill Reilly / Daily Mail:
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Chris Francescani / Reuters:
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Seth / GLAAD:
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Hal Libby / The Daily Caller:
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Washington Post:
Lawmakers reworked financial portfolios after talks with Fed, Treasury officials
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
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Wine, women and song tempt Mali's Islamists
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Shadid said to blame NYT for death