The case was brought by the high court’s Commission on Unauthorized Practice of Law. The commission found that Paul Hansen was holding himself out as a lawyer and counsel, but not as an attorney. Regardless, the commission determined that Hansen was practicing law without a license and ordered him to stop. In response, Hansen said in a letter that his actions were taken “on land not ‘of’ the United States” and indicated he was not subject to U.S. laws.
On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court disagreed and issued an injunction telling Hansen not to hold himself out as a lawyer.