That is a great catch by Beldar. I figured I’d eyeball Nexis real quick to see if Specter had read somebody else who’d made-up the idea of super-precedents. Here are the total results for all spellings:
1. Bringing the Hearings to Order, The New York Times, July 24, 2005 Sunday, Late Edition – Final, Section 4; Column 1; Editorial Desk; Pg. 12, 780 words, By Arlen Specter. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is a Republican senator from Pennsylvania., Washington
2. RUSSIA WILL CONTINUE DEFENDING ITS NATIONALS IN EUROPEAN RIGHTS COURT, RIA Novosti, October 09, 2003, 3511394, 250 words
3. How fast do old judges slow down?; A life cycle study of aging and productivity in the Federal Court of Australia, International Review of Law and Economics, June, 2003, Vol. 23, No. 2, 10379 words, Russell Smyth and Mita Bhattacharya
4. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, The Australian, June 29, 2001, Friday, FEATURES; Pg. 12, 2181 words
Conclusion: Specter’s a clown.