An Alaska judge has ordered the proceedings in Bristol Palin's child custody case to remain open, the Anchorage Daily News reports. [...]
Bristol's attorney Thomas Van Flein said in court filings that Bristol seeks full legal and physical custody in the "best interest of the child," while allowing Johnston visitation rights.
[...] the judge has ordered the proceedings to be open, as Johnston had requested, rather than closed, as Bristol's legal team sought.
"I know that public scrutiny will simplify this matter and act as a check against anyone's need to be overly vindictive, aggressive or malicious, not that Bristol would ever be that way, nor that I would," Johnston writes in his affidavit, according to the Daily News. "But her mother is powerful, politically ambitious and has a reputation for being extremely vindictive."
Let the shrieeeking from the Sarah Palin sycophants, acolytes and uncritical admirers begin.
Although Palin has expressed admiration for mama grizzlies' reaction when their cubs are threatened.