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Sarah Palin’s daughter seeks full custody of baby

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin,

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin, holds her and Levi Johnston's son, Tripp Johnston, at the governor's picnic in Anchorage, Alaska, in July 2009. Photo Credit: AP File

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska judge’s ruling has revealed a heated legal custody battle between Sarah Palin’s daughter and the father of Palin’s grandson.

A November request by 18-year-old Bristol Palin keep the proceedings closed was denied Christmas Eve. Her Nov. 3 petition for sole custody
and child support also seeks a visitation schedule for Levi Johnston, the father of 1-year-old Tripp.

Bristol says her ex-fiance has exercised “sporadic visitation rights.” The 19-year-old Johnston denies in court documents that he has avoided his
responsibilities. He is seeking shared custody.

Bristol is the eldest daughter of Sarah Palin, who resigned as Alaska governor in July. She announced her daughter’s pregnancy days after being named the running mate of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

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