Josh Wolf (pictured), the freelance San Francisco photojournalist who was jailed one month ago for refusing to surrender video he shot of a political protest, was granted bail today and might be released as early as tonight. The Chronicle reports that two judges for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wolf was entitled to bail because federal prosecutors failed to show his appeal of a judge’s contempt-of-court ruling was frivolous or intended solely to delay the proceedings. The court said another appeals court panel would rule on his appeal while he was free on bail. Wolf’s attorney said his client would be released on his own recognizance, possibly tonight. [Bay City News wire service report] [AP version] [PPC Aug. 1: Judge jails freelance TV photographer]

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