A Miami appeals court Wednesday ordered a juvenile court judge to open to the public all hearings in a child-custody dispute between a Cuban national and a Coral Gables Cuban exile family that wants to raise a 4-year-old migrant girl.In the case of Elian Gonzalez, the Miami relatives of Elian's father wanted Elian to have his day in a family court. This girl is having exactly that opportunity. It's strange that the Herald would be so persisent on this issue, since to date there is no controversy. I guess if there's no news the paper can always create some.
In a three-page ruling, a three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami overturned Circuit Judge Jeri B. Cohen's April 20, 2006, order that all hearings in the case be closed. The Miami Herald Media Co. appealed Cohen's order in March.