AUGUSTA — In commemoration of Constitution Day, the University of Maine at Augusta will host a moot court from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Katz Library, on The University of Maine at Augusta campus, 46 University Drive. The event is free and refreshments will be available, according to a new release from UMA.

“We are having a moot court to celebrate Miranda Rights’ 50th anniversary,” said Assistant Professor of Justice Studies Sharon McMahon Sawyer, in the release. Two teams of students will argue a case before Mary Louis Davitt, Professor of Justice Studies. McMahon Sawyer will also serve as a judge.

“The issue they will be disputing is a juvenile’s confession to a crime, and whether the juvenile voluntarily gave up his right not to incriminate himself,” said McMahon Sawyer, in the release.

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