I got a letter today and I also want to thank Dr. Johnson, Kurt’s dad (Kurt is Josh’s roommate) for calling me and letting me know that Josh was doing well.
I thought you would be interested. I am presently representing Josh Wolf, the jailed San Francisco blogger, who refused the Grand Jury subpoena to turn over pictures of a WTO demonstration.
Along with Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, (the Chronicle reporters also facing jail for non-cooperation with a federal grand jury), Josh has been selected as journalist of the year by the Northern California chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists
Great news guys!
Update: I was granted a two day reprieve which means I will be able to attend my own benefit tomorow night.
I have recently been notified that the Assistant US Attorney, Jeffrey Finnigan has filed a motion to revoke my bail
From the Huffington Post: In an unpublished ruling issued Thursday, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled against freelance video journalist Josh Wolf and stated that he must comply with a grand jury subpoena for his unpublished footage.
Thanks for coming out today! It feels great to be a free man again and I hope that the 9th circuit’s decision to grant me bail is indicative of the court’s outlook that that I should not be held in contempt for asserting my constitutional rights as a journalist before the Federal grand jury. They’ve [...]
By now, most of you have heard the news, but I was released on bail at about 9AM yesterday morning. I’d like to start off by thanking everyone who has supported me, and to point out how grateful I am to Jackson West of the SFist, as well as Megan from the Grand Jury Resistance [...]