Anyone who wants to see Sen. Arlen Specter expound on Elena Kagan's nomination can flip on CSPAN2 right now. He's asked for an hour of time, which he told me was more than he'd ever asked for. He said he's usually pretty brief, and when I laughed, he said, "You're free to disagree with that comment, I suppose." I assured him that he's typically brief "by Senate standards" -- which isn't saying much.
Specter's speech, he said, will cover the themes that he expounded upon during Kagan's confirmation hearing: the tilt to the right of the Supreme Court and its willingness to overturn Congressional laws based on a flabby "congruence and proportionality" test, nominees' unwillingness to answer questions during hearings and the need for television cameras in the Court.
Specter has already announced that he will vote for Kagan.