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Press Conference With Josh Wolf, Freed On Bail
Date Friday September 01
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Building
95 Seventh Street in San Francisco
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/Author
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted bail today (8/31) to Josh Wolf – the independent journalist and blogger who was jailed August 1st for refusing to turn over video footage to a federal grand jury.

Press Conference
Friday, September 1 at 1 p.m.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Building
95 Seventh Street in San Francisco
Speakers: Josh Wolf, Attorney Dan Siegel of Siegel & Yee, Carlos Villarreal of the National Lawyers Guild

Since Wolf’s jailing, a number of organizations besides the National Lawyers Guild have voiced support for Wolf and condemnation of the Federal Government. This month the Society For Professional Journalists made a donation of $30,000 to his defense. The ACLU and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press have both filed amicus curiae on behalf of Wolf. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, led by Ross Mirkarimi and Tom Ammiano, also adopted a resolution this month urging the passage of a Federal Shield Law and condemning the federal government’s actions in the Wolf case. The resolution charges that the grand jury is an “attempt to circumvent the local judicial system,” since the crime being investigated involves an alleged attack on a San Francisco police car.

Contact Carlos Villarreal at 415-285-5067 x 10 or Dan Siegel at 510-839-1200 x 4
Added to the calendar on Thursday Aug 31st, 2006 7:10 PM
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