[Sfbay-video] Legal And Civil Rights Groups Attempt to Halt Federal Grand Jury

Josh Wolf inthecity at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 26 20:18:59 PST 2006

Legal and Civil Rights Groups Attempt To Halt Federal Grand Jury

Contact: Carlos Villarreal, Executive Director, National Lawyers  
Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter at (415) 285-5067 x 10 or (415)  

When:  March 30, 2006 at 9 a.m.
Where:  San Francisco Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave., on the  
front steps followed by Hearing, 10 a.m., Grand Jury Room B, 15th floor

The National Lawyers Guild and attorneys with Oakland-based Siegel &  
Yee have filed a motion to quash a federal grand jury subpoena  
seeking information related to a 2005 demonstration.  The hearing on  
the matter will take place Thursday, March 30th at 10 a.m. in Federal  
District Court in San Francisco, in Grand Jury Room B on the 15th  
floor of the Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave, and is open to  
the public.

Independent journalist and educator Josh Wolf has been subpoenaed to  
provide testimony and raw video footage related to the San Francisco  
demonstration which took place in July, 2005.  Mr. Wolf and his  
attorneys are asking Magistrate Judge Maria Elena James to quash the  
subpoena on several bases, including that Mr. Wolf is a member of the  
media, and that the federal government is abusing its grand jury  
powers to gather information on political protest activity and to  
improperly provide information for an already ongoing local, San  
Francisco Superior Court prosecution.

A press conference will immediately precede the March 30th hearing at  
9 a.m. on the steps in front of the San Francisco Federal Building  
(450 Golden Gate).  A full press release and background information  
will be available at the press conference.

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