April 30, 2013
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, As Trustee For The Registered Holders Of Morgan Stanley Abs Capital 1 Inc.Trust 2007-He7 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-He7, Plaintiff-Appellee,
Anthony PA'A, Defendant-Appellant, John Doe Or Jane Doe; All Persons Residing With And Any Persons Claiming By and Through Or Under Them, Defendants-Appellees.
This decision has been designated as "Unpublished disposition." in the Pacific Reporter. See HI R RAP RULE 35
Appeal From The District Court Of The Second Circuit Wailuku Division (DC-Civil No. 11-1-2880).
Anthony Paa, on the briefs, Defendant-Appellant Pro Se.
Robert E. Chapman Mary Martin (Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell), on the briefs, for Plaintiff-Appellee.
NAKAMURA, C.J., and LEONARD and GINOZA, JJ.
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER
In an appeal arising from an action for ejectment, Defendant-Appellant Anthony
Paa (Paa) appeals from the April 30, 2012, Judgment for Possession entered in favor of Plaintiff-Appellee Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital 1 Inc. Trust 2007-HE7 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-HE7, which was filed in the District Court of the Second Circuit (District Court).
On appeal, Paa contends that the District Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over his case because he has demonstrated the continuing existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Our appellate courts, however, have repeatedly held that claims of this nature are without merit. In State v. Kaulia, 128 Hawaii 479, 487, 291 P.3d 377, 385 (2013), the Hawaii Supreme Court reaffirmed this view where it stated:
Kaulia appears to argue that he is immune from the court's jurisdiction because of the legitimacy of the Kingdom government. In that regard, we reaffirm that " [w]hatever may be said regarding the lawfulness" of its origins, " the State of Hawaii ... is now, a lawful government." State v. Ferqerstrom, 106 Hawaii 43, 55, 101 P.3d 652.106 Hawaii 43, 101 P.3d 652, 664 (App.2004), aff'd, 106 Hawaii 41, 101 P.3d 225 (2004). Individuals claiming to be citizens of the Kingdom and not of the State are not exempt from application of the State's laws. See id. at 55,101 P.3d 652, 101 P.3d at 664; State v. Lorenzo, 77 Hawaii 219, 883 P.2d 641 (App.1994); State v. French, 77 Hawaii 222, 883 P.2d 644 (App.1994); Nishitani v. Baker, 82 Hawaii 281, 921 P.2d 1182 (App.1996); State v. Lee, 90 Hawaii 130, 976 P.2d 444 (1999).
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Accordingly, the April 30, 2012, Judgment for Possession entered by the District Court is affirmed.