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Father in Palin stalking case wants restraining order dismissed, says his rights were violated
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ' A Pennsylvania man is asking an Alaska court to dissolve a restraining order Sarah Palin has against him, saying a state magistrate denied his right of due process as required by law.
Craig Christy is the father of 19-year-old Shawn Christy, who is accused of stalking the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.
An Alaska state magistrate in May extended a six-month restraining order against Shawn Christy and issued one against Craig Christy, who was accused of leaving Palin's parents a barrage of harassing phone messages.
In a request filed last week to dissolve his restraining order, Craig Christy said 32 days passed from the time Palin was granted a 20-day restraining order to the time the long-term order was granted.
Shawn Christy also wants his order dissolved.