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    01.29.15 Professor Susan Herman Quoted Slate Article
    Susan Herman

    Professor Susan Herman was quoted in an article titled “The History of the Pocket Constitution” that appeared on Slate January 28, 2015.

    The article traces the history of the miniature prints of the Constitution, recently made popular again by conservative activists. While its history does not necessarily adhere to political affiliation, its use as powerful visual prop traces back to the early, 1960s and its first bout of popularity came about because of Watergate.

    “That was really important, because Watergate was so much a moment of paying attention to the Constitution,” Herman said. “The fact that there was this visual and personal symbol of somebody who was paying very careful attention to exactly what the Constitution said I think was really important in the history of the Watergate hearings.”

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