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Cameron's Law Day focuses on Miranda rights

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Miranda rights are more important to know about today than ever before.

That was the sentiment echoed at Thursday's Law Day round table at Cameron University.

The event, open to the public, focused on the court case of Miranda V. Arizona, which established that series of rights, such as the right to remain silent after being arrested.

Assistant Professor of political science Wendy Whitman Cobb said students had many questions to ask, some regarding what happens when Miranda rights aren't read or are read incorrectly.

Whitman Cobb said Miranda rights are more important to know in order to protect personal liberties.

"I think one of the most interesting things is how Miranda affects us today in the age of terror,” Whitman Cobb said.

“The bottom line came down to protection of society if we're concerned there's going to be another imminent threat, we want to be sure that we can get that information to protect the public safety.”

Thursday's discussion was hosted by Cameron's Department of History and Government.

Law Day is Sunday, May 1st.

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