After 16-year-old Amyiah Cohoon posted on Instagram about her struggle with COVID-19, she was contacted by the Marquette County Sheriff’s office. A Marquette County Patrol Officer, under orders from the Sheriff, showed up at her front door and ordered her to delete the post or she would be thrown in jail.
Now, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is suing the Sheriff’s office for violating Amyiah’s first amendment right.
WORT producer Jonah Chester sat down with Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty Deputy Counsel Luke Berg to discuss the case and its larger implications for free speech during the pandemic.
Photo c/o Marquette County Sheriff’s Office