Track Palin and his legal team want the media to star away from his potentially embarrassing assault hearings.
Sarah Palin's eldest son is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year at the family home in Alaska.
The 29-year-old lawyer filed a motion Friday to prohibit or limit media access to proceedings in Veterans Court, including a hearing scheduled to take place Tuesday.
Lawyer Patrick Bergt explained the motion was filed on grounds to ensure the case does not become a distraction to other veterans in the system.
The lawyer wants to formally transfer the case to the Veterans Court from the Superior Court in Palmer north of Anchorage.
Anchorage District Court Judge David Wallace denied media requests to cover pre-trial proceedings earlier this week in Veterans Court saying requests should be submitted at least 24 hours ahead of time.
Ironically, he was appointed to the bench by Sarah Palin when she was Alaska's governor.
Track Palin was arrested in December after his mother told authorities her son was on some kind of medication and "freaking out."
A police affidavit says father Todd Palin was bleeding from head cuts. He told police the dispute began when his son called to pick up his truck from the Palins' home in Wasilla.
According to the affidavit, Todd Palin said he told Track Palin not to come to the house but that his son said he would come anyway to beat him up. https://radaronline.com/videos/track-palin-arrested-jailed-sarah-palin-attempts-bail/
Todd Palin told police he got his pistol "to protect his family." His son told the police he broke a window, disarmed his father and put him on the ground.
Both Todd and Sarah Palin had left the home when police arrived and that she was visibly upset.
Track Palin yelled at officers, calling them peasants, and "moved around in a strange manner" before being arrested without incident.
He later admitted to the officers that he had "consumed a few beers earlier."
He pled not guilty in January to a felony burglary charge in the incident – the 29-year-old also faces misdemeanor charges of assault and criminal mischief.
Back in 2016 he was suspected of punching his girlfriend – who told police she was scared he might shoot himself with his rifle.
He faced several charges but pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while intoxicated, and the other charges were dismissed.
The former girlfriend later filed for custody of their child and requested a protective order against him.
Sarah Palin indicated that post-traumatic stress disorder might have been a factor in that case – Track Palin served in a Iraq for a year in 2008.
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