Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Courier Times - New Castle, IN | New Castle Man Sues Over Barack Obama's Eligibility

Saturday, December 27, 2008

With less than a month before Barack Obama's inauguration, a New Castle man says he's not so sure the president-elect is eligible for the position.

Steve Ankeny of New Castle and Bill Kruse of Roselawn have filed a lawsuit challenging Obama's status as a natural-born citizen of the United States. It also states that Obama wasn't eligible to be a presidential candidate be-cause he was a sitting U.S. senator. The suit was filed in Marion Superior Court and names Gov. Mitch Daniels as well as the Democratic and Republican national committees as defendants.

Ankeny, a self-employed legal researcher, said he isn't taking a political stance with the lawsuit. All he's asking is that proper evidence be provided to certify that Obama, or any candidate, is eligible according to the Constitution, he said.

'It's not that we want to overturn the election of Barack Obama,' he said. 'It's that we want the laws, starting with the Constitution, to be upheld.'"

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