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Josh Wolf ordered back to jail
Josh must sit in jail while his appeal is processed.
Freelance Journalist Josh Wolf Headed Back to Jail for Contempt
By E&P Staff
Published: September 19, 2006
NEW YORK: A federal appeals court yesterday said that freelance journalist Josh Wolf's bail will be revoked unless he releases footage he shot of a 2005 protest rally in San Francisco to a grand jury, according to published reports.
One of Wolf's lawyers, Jose Luis Fuentes, was quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle as saying that Wolf will turn himself in at the federal prison in Dublin, Calif., before the 1:00 pm deadline tomorrow.
Wolf, who spent a month in prison earlier this year, has argued that, as a journalist, he has the right to withhold the footage. An appeals court last week, however, rejected his argument, and the same panel of three judges made the decision yesterday to revoke Wolf's bail and return him to prison. Feuntes reportedly had wanted to keep Wolf free pending another appeal to the full Ninth Circuit appeals court in San Francisco.