06/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Arlen Specter To Talk At "Anti-Islamist" Event

Next week, a coalition of conservative legal groups will host a "Libel Lawfare: Silencing Criticism of Radical Islam," a conference on how "Islamist lawfare" is imperiling free speech in America. Confirmed speakers include neoconservative foreign policy guru Frank Gaffney, lawyer Andrew C. McCarthy (who turned down an invitation to a White House counterterrorism conference to protest administration policy), Islam critic David Pipes, and... Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), who will give the opening speech.