FREE SPEECH — Jay Gaskill, former Alameda County Public Defender and now a blogger on legal and political issues, says he is "now persuaded, subject only to a searching inquiry in which the nominee convincingly testifies to the contrary, that E. Kagan cannot be safely confirmed as our next Supreme Court Justice. Based on the latest available information about the nominee's judicial philosophy, reasonable legal minds (mine included) are persuaded that as a Supreme Court Justice, Ms. Kagan can be expected to work tirelessly to secure the votes to implement a radical change in the high court's approach to free speech cases."