Noah Feldman in Bloomberg View on the Supreme Court's tea leaves Feldman dissects the various ways Monday's Supreme Court decision on Arizona's immigration law might foreshadow the upcoming health care ruling. He wonders, for instance, whether the liberals sided with Anthony Kennedy, despite his split decision on Arizona's law, to woo him onto their side for health care. "Liberals may be excited about what this might mean for health care. But they should not get too excited. At the same time that it decided the immigration case and struck down mandatory life without parole for juveniles, the court issued a one-page per curiam opinion invalidating a Montana law that limited political contributions by corporations."
Fouad Ajami in The Wall Street Journal on Egypt's election Ajami says we should allow time for the Egyptian military and the newly elected Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to navigate their conflicts and priorities. Turkey, he says, could provide Morsi with a model for Islamic leadership over a secular state. "Many are eager to rebuke this Egyptian interlude. Those who had given the reign of Hosni Mubarak three decades of indulgence are unwilling to see in the last 18 months the birth pangs of a democratic possibility," he writes.