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Attorneys Read Declaration of Independence At Capitol

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(WLNS) - Some Fourth of July celebrations started early this morning.

In front of the state Capitol local leaders and lawmakers honored the Declaration of Independence by reading it out loud.

And as Evan Pinsonnault shows us the rain couldn't stop what some felt was their duty to do.

Ina O'Briant of the O'Briant Law Office: "One of our main goals is to uphold the Constitution of the United States and this is what it's all about. So I thought it was my obligation to show up and support the reading of the Declaration of Independence."

Liisa Speaker of the State Bar of Michigan: "Lawyers are the last defense to our personal freedoms so here we are 2014 fighting and protecting, like Mike Nichols, the constitutional rights of the people."

The reading of the Declaration is not only a celebration of our history but also an examination of it, especially how our freedoms have changed from 1776 all the way to modern times.

Mike Nichols of the Nichols Law Firm: "The Supreme Court said you can't just go into someone's smartphone without a warrant because there's so much that's private in there."

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