HELENA, Mont. – Several human rights groups and congressional leaders called on Montana U.S.. District Judge Richard Cebull to step down Thursday in light of the racist e-mail about President Obama the federal judge forwarded to several friends.
Cebull admitted Wednesday to sending the e-mail from his courthouse account. Cebull said he sent it to six of his “old buddies” and acquaintances and never intended for it to become public.
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This CANNOT be tolerated. Racism has no business in the courtroom and this man can’t be trusted to judge fairly. He needs to be REMOVED. He may argue of his freedom of speech but we have the freedom to remove his racist views from the courtroom. An apology is not enough. Time to put a stop to this now!
Democrats seek hearing into judge’s Obama email
Two top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee called for a hearing Tuesday to examine a Montana judge’s conduct in forwarding an email that included a racist joke involving bestiality and President Barack Obama’s mother.
Reps. John Conyers of Michigan and Steve Cohen of Tennessee told Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, in their letter that the committee has a duty to investigate the potential consequences of Judge Richard Cebull’s email.
“At a minimum, forwarding this email illustrates poor judgment and of conduct that was unbecoming of a federal judge,” they wrote. “More troubling, however, is the possibility that public disclosure of the judge’s conduct may not only undermine the public’s view of his personal credibility and impartiality as a judge, but also the integrity of the … federal judiciary.”
A hearing would determine whether further investigation or legislative action was needed, they wrote. Congress can remove a federal judge for misconduct by impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate confirmation, but such action is rare.
Smith had no immediate response to their hearing request.
At least three complaints have been filed with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals against Cebull regarding the email, which he forwarded to six friends on Feb. 20. One of the complaints was filed by Cebull himself. He asked 9th Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski “to conduct an inquiry as to whether recent activity of mine constitutes misconduct.”
Cebull did not return a message from The Associated Press on Tuesday. He has previously said that he forwarded the email because he disliked Obama and denied allegations of racism. News of the email broke Thursday when it was forwarded to a Great Falls Tribune reporter.
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Cebull Not Likely to Leave Bench
By Sarah Gravlee
Story Published: Mar 2, 2012 at 7:10 PM MST
(Story Updated: Mar 2, 2012 at 7:43 PM MST )
BILLINGS – A judicial ethics expert said Montana’s Chief Judge Richard Cebull will likely receive a reprimand or censure for sending a racially charged email about the president’s mother.
He added that Cebull will not be removed from the bench. Federal judges are appointed for life and experts say they must commit a high crime or misdemeanor to be removed from the bench.
Judge Cebull is requesting the Ninth Circuit Court to conduct a judicial ethics investigation after he sent an email to friends from his official government address. The email included a remark that Cebull admits was racist, but said he sent it for political, not racial reasons. In the request for review he writes, “I have apologized publicly and profusely for my serious mistake and lack of judgment.”
Rev Al is calling for this judge to resign. Totally support it
YEP CEBULL’S GOTS TO GO!
they’ve been insulting his mother for awhile now, but maybe this is just my last Black nerve snapping.
HELL YES, his ass should resign.
Cebull has gone WAYYYYYYY BEYOND THE PALE. RESIGN
What Cebull did was so disgusting and appalling that an apology will not suffice. He needs to go. Resign immediately.
Did you see Cebull’s letter to POTUS?
I read the letter and it’s not enough.
As a judge he knows there are consequences to one’s actions. Time to Pay the Piper!
Agreed. I guess Cebull thinks that if he used nice stationary and address the President by his RIGHTFUL TITLE, all will be well. RESIGN MOFO. Who could ever trust this monster to be fair in his court after this disgraceful, racist act? RESIGN MOFO.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Non)Racist Federal Judge Says that “Mutt” Barack Obama’s Mother Had Sex With a Dog
“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.
“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?'” the email joke reads. “His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!'”
And folks wonder why black people don’t trust the police and the courts?
LOL @ ASSWIPE tag. Yes; it’s time to dismantle the KKK peeps in our goverment. We’ve got a ways to go, though.
It s sad appalling ignorant and racist from a fed judge to be sending these kinds of messages around. When l heard the news l wasn’t surprised.it just remind me of so much negative rethorics have been used against Pres Obama( regarding his race,religion and origin). Some peeps can admit the fact that he is who he is. So judge get over it and keep on barking . America will progress with or w/o u. Reminder: not all blacks are criminal and not all whites are racists. Resign or fire his racist dumb behind.
Hi nyatepe. Cebull needs to GO!
Hey ametia l cannot agree more.l can’t be happier to c the economy recovers sharply so that the president can get a second. Term. Believe me there r more of. Cebull.hiding in the judicial closet. Another 4 more years will expose them. Only. The. Truth will set us free. In the meantime let’s join our strength to force his removal
I agree… it’s really unthinkable and old school ignorant. We are a weak nation because we have people like this idiot running our country.