Pursuant to ORS 1.212 (3), ALL judges are Required to Record their Oath of Office with the Sec. of the state.
After the hearing i discovered that presiding judge was appointed as a judge in 2001, but never bothered to Obey aforementioned Requirement. Hence, he had no Jurisdiction to make adjudications let alone sit on the Bench and make decisions and judgments for or against any party.
A week later i filed "Notice of Void Judgment and Motion to disqualify Judge" (2 weeks later, he denied it).
What recourse do i have besides Suing him in Fed. court?
Appeal. If you are correct about state law it will be decided within the state system
It depends on what you mean by "violate the law." A judge who, for example, sexually harasses their staff, or who gets into a car accident, does not have judicial immunity to lawsuits for that conduct. The reason is that these actions are not properly part of their duty as a judge. However, the judge does have immunity to lawsuits for actions taken under their role as a judge, including actions in which - in your personal estimate, natch - they got the law wrong. The remedy for a judge making an error of law is not to sue the judge; the remedy is an appeal. So you will not be able to "sue the judge in Federal court" (or any other court) for this. You would have to appeal, and to show that the judge made an error of law in their ruling. You must file a notice of appeal no more than 30 days from the date of the court's order, or you lose your right to appeal. You will need to prepare a brief explaining to the Court of Appeals the legal error that you believe the court made that justifies reversal.
For what it's worth, I do not know how you think you discovered that this judge failed to take their oath properly, but I doubt that this would be a successful basis for an appeal, even if proved true. Administrative errors like that do not serve to invalidate a court's order. Likewise, the judge's failure to recuse themselves is not an error of law. Under ORS 14.260(3), a motion to disqualify a judge may not be made after the judge has ruled upon any petition, demurrer or motion other than a motion to extend time in the cause, matter or proceeding. You would have had to file your motion to disqualify the judge before they made their ruling, not after.
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