04:00 AM

Josh Wolf to go free today

Josh Wolf, who has been serving the longest jail term ever imposed on a journalist for refusing to cooperate with a court, will be freed today, his lawyer said.

News.com reports that Wolf cut some sort of deal with the court to allow him to post the video in question on his blog.

"Today, Josh got what he wanted from day one--he will not have to testify before the grand jury about the events at the protest or the identities of participants," his Oakland-based attorney David Greene wrote in a statement amid ongoing mediation in his case.

Note that Wolf is not being required to testify about the identities of the people on the tape. He always claimed the tape itself was of no particular interest. So it appears to be a total victory for Wolf and his long stay in jail is vindicated.