Thursday’s open line

True story:

Way back in my Pennsylvania days, the mother of a friend of mine got a speeding ticket on a state road from a local police officer. When she went to court, she argued that the local officer did not have jurisdiction on the road, and therefore the ticket was invalid.

The judge rejoined that although my friend’s mother’s argument was true, she was just saying that to get out of the ticket. He then ordered her to pay it.

Was the judge right or wrong? Judge the jurist on today’s open line.