We always like reading amicus briefs filed by the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence because they tend to focus on the history of whatever issue they are addressing, and the brief they (along with the Atlantic Legal Foundation and the Reason Foundation) filed in in Koontz v. St Johns River Water Mgmt Dist., No. 11-1447 (cert. granted Oct. 5, 2012) fits the bill. Check it out.
This looks like the final amicus brief supporting the property owner/petitioner. Now we wait for the respondent's brief (and amici). Stay tuned.