My question involves traffic court in the State of: Oregon
Each town in Oregon is allowed to have its own traffic court. It establishes it by getting permission of the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Then it can hire any lawyer to be the judge. That lawyer must first be "appointed" the judge by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. All of this is simply done by application.
If anyone ever is summoned into a municipal court in Oregon, high on the list of priorities is to check with the office of the state supreme court and verify that both the court and the "judge" have current approval to operate as judge and court.
I just busted an attorney and therefore a municipal court because the attorney had not been approved. He was approved to serve as judge in two other towns, but not in this one. I have no idea what will happen with people who were found guilty and paid fines and had their insurance damaged by this "judge," nor do I have any idea what might happen to the city or the "judge."
All I know is that I got a routine traffic ticket dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction (dismissed by the office of the Chief Justice) and I'm finished with it. I suppose I could drum up some charges; maybe some serious ones. For instance, was summoning me into court unlawfully but supposedly under the color of law and against my will a felony? When the city (employee) officer stopped me and held me against my will while he wrote an illegal summons a crime?
For the moment I'm finished with it - just happy to have won, and to have shut down an illegal court.