By Wendy Mitchell
Updated December 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

An Alaska judge has denied Bristol Palin’s request to keep her custody court battle private, CNN reports. Palin, the daughter of former VP candidate Sarah Palin, had asked the court that her court dealings with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston over the custody of their son be kept private to prevent “a media circus.” Bristol Palin is seeking full custody of one-year-old Tripp. Johnston is seeking shared custody. Both parents are 19 years old.