The Smoking Gun has a failed motion to seal divorce records by an associate of Sarah Palin. Apparently the National Enquirer was digging for dirt on the VP nominee. Court records are normally public, and it takes some extraordinary reasons to seal them.
I would have very much preferred if my divorce case were not public. I did everything I could to settle it out of court. But my ex-wife has relentlessly tried to put everything she can on the public record to embarrass me.