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Friday, September 16, 2011
“I believe that long after people have left my classes and forgotten what I have tried to teach them I want them to have the 14th Amendment floating around in their heads… when people have protested the denial of civil rights and civil liberties and claimed equal protection under the law, it’s the 14th Amendment that they rely on.” University of Iowa professor Linda Kerber, who has her students memorize the first section of the 14th amendment as a class project each year. She was speaking to The Daily Iowan over her concern that Constitution Day -- September 17 -- isn't being taken as seriously at the university as she thinks it should be. The report referred to a local establishent which is using the occasion to produce baked goods in the shape of the Constitution.