Reading While Eating for June 28: Courts and Cartography

Today's links include some history about the Supreme Court, London, and even The New Yorker magazine.

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FMX-13 team pro-riders Alexei Kolesnikov (L) and Alexei Aisin, both of Russia, perform during the Red Bull X-fighters Jams freestyle show during the Day of the Youth, which is celebrated in Russia, in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, June 27, 2012.

Flashback: The Supreme Court ruled today that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional as long as it’s considered a tax. Obama said just the opposite in 2009, BuzzFeed reports. (BuzzFeed)

Top 10: a round-up of the most controversial Supreme Court cases. (

If you like Mad Men…you’ll be captivated by this profile of Janet Groth, who was a receptionist at The New Yorker for 21 years while she was getting her Ph.D. (New York Times)

All aboard: you can kind of tell how big American cities are, based on the density of their mass transit. (The Atlantic)

Across the pond: the history of London in map form. (Thomson Reuters)

Lights, camera, action: 10 famous directors talk about what it was like to make their first film. (Flavorwire)

Lions and tigers and . . . here’s your afternoon fluff. (The Daily What)