Judge Orders University To Release Palin Docs

In this June 29, 2010 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks to the crowd at the P.U.R.E. Ministries in Duluth, Ga. Palin has put her money where her mouth is, contributing at least $87,500 to candidates she's endorsed in the last few months.
A group that filed a lawsuit over documents related to a June appearance by Sarah Palin at California State University, Stanislaus is claiming victory in a judge's ruling.

The open-government group Californians Aware says Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne decided Wednesday that the university must release Palin's contract.

The group says the judge also ordered the release of any documents related to the use of university property or services during her visit.

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CalAware filed a lawsuit in April after the school refused to disclose documents related to Palin's appearance.

The university has said negotiations with Palin were handled by its nonprofit foundation, which is not subject to the California Public Records Act.

The university did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday evening.