Wisconsin Court of Appeals Grants WILL Request to Hear Free Speech Case & Postpones Scheduled Jury Trial


WILL filed the appeal on behalf of Scarlett Johnson in defense of her First Amendment Rights

The News: The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has granted WILL’s motion for permissive appeal, putting on hold a costly, pointless, and incoherent jury trial. WILL’s client, Scarlett Johnson, is a Wisconsin Moms for Liberty activist who is being sued for defamation for criticizing her school district on social media for employing a “social justice coordinator.”  

The Quotes: WILL Deputy Counsel, Luke Berg, stated, “For now, this unwarranted jury trial has been put on hold. Scarlett was expressing her opinion on her school district and her government — the First Amendment gives her the right to do so. We stand ready to make our case before the Court of Appeals.”  

Scarlett Johnson, stated, “Free speech is a right afforded to every American regardless of your political beliefs. I am grateful that WILL stood alongside me to protect that fundamental right as this case proceeds.”  

ABOUT WILL: We litigate, educate, and participate in public discourse. Our case categories include Individual Liberties, Equality Under the Law, Constitutional Government and the Rule of Law, Economic Freedom, and Education Reform. We have prevailed in roughly 80% of the matters we have undertaken. Our record of winning is indisputable. WILL’s winning reputation has allowed us to settle other matters without ever filing a lawsuit. Find out more at: will-law.org. 

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Luke Berg

Luke Berg

Deputy Counsel

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