PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that some documents related to a political attack website created during last year’s gubernatorial campaign can be made public.

The Cutler Files website was active last year from about Aug. 30 through the election on Nov. 2.

The website took aim at independent candidate Eliot Cutler.

Dennis Bailey, a political operative for a rival candidate, has admitted playing a role in the site’s creation and was fined $200 by the state election commission. He is appealing. He says he is protected by free speech rights.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk ruled that some documents from the discovery process that have been kept confidential will become public. Her order gives the parties two weeks to object.


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