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Specter, Yes; Wicker, No, as Kagan vote draws near


WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Arlen Specter says he will support the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court despite the "non-answers" she gave to senators during her congressional hearings.

In an op-ed published in USA Today, the Pennsylvania Democrat says Kagan "did just enough to win my vote." He cited her openness to televised Supreme Court proceedings and her pick of Justice Thurgood Marshall as her role model.

Specter - a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee - is a former critic of Kagan.

Also, Thursday, Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker said he plans to vote against Kagan. He said she "demonstrates a troubling tendency to insert her personal beliefs" when considering difficult legal issues.

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