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Sanity to Prevail in Journalist's Jailing?

AP: Freelancer jailed over video released. Freelance journalist Josh Wolf was released on bail today from a federal prison where he had been held since Aug. 1 after challenging a grand jury subpoena that demanded outtakes of videos he shot at a San Francisco protest.

Wolf’s advocates, who included national journalist organizations, saw the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals order as a sign that the court is prepared to reconsider the question of reporters’ right to protect confidential sources and unpublished material from compelled disclosure in federal court.

This is excellent news. But the government’s actions have been, and continue to be, a direct assault on free speech and freedom of the press, not to mention California’s state laws.

A lot is at stake in this case, as I noted in a previous posting.

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