The attorney for the son of former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has asked a judge to bar the media from his upcoming trial for allegedly assaulting his father in his home, back in December of 2017.
According to WCCO, Track Palin, 29, is scheduled to in court next Tuesday for a hearing on the assault charges.
The motion to ban the media was filed by Palin’s attorney, Patrick Bergt, on Friday on the grounds that the media attention could become a distraction to other veterans in the court system.
Bergt also said he also plans to file an application next week to formally transfer the case to the Veterans Court from Superior Court in Palmer.
Anchorage District Court Judge David Wallace has already denied media requests to cover pre-trial proceedings earlier this week, citing an administrative rule that requires media requests to be submitted at least 24 hours ahead of time
Judge Wallace was appointed to the bench by Tracks’ mother, Sarah Palin, when she was Alaska’s governor. According to the report, a message left at the court asking if Wallace planned to recuse himself was not immediately returned.