Federal judge files complaint over his own e-mail message

, The National Law Journal


Richard Cebull, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Montana, has initiated a disciplinary investigation into his own behavior after acknowledging he sent a racist e-mail to friends and family about President Obama.

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What's being said

  • Idiots All Around Me

    What ever happened to the right of freedom of speech? He did not advertise this comment/joke for the public, but to his family and friends. I say leave the man alone, he is American and lives under the Constitution like the rest of us. He has a right to say how he feels and a right to pass along jokes that are ANTI obama if he wants.

  • unity4all

    This man should have some dignity and leave the bench. His resignation AND a personal apology to all minorities is the only thing he can do to prove his contrition! It is terrifying to think of all the people (especially mixed-race people, who he and his brother think of as dogs) have appeared before him. This man is a disgrace to all Americans!!! How anyone could refer to him as "your honor" is laughable.

  • As a White Woman,

    I am outraged at such a comment. What a horrid joke. My son was not a brunt of a joke, ever. Cebull not only disgraced Obama, but his mother and all mothers of mixed race children. I do not like that term, mixed race, but... He needs to resign and I will be looking for the petition. If I do not start one myself. I am disgusted that people still think that these sort of jokes are funny. Judge Cebull you are in my prayers for healing. And that you will do the right thing and retire, yesterday.

  • Pilgrim Allerton

    Judge Cebull has the audacity to claim that he is

  • Idea

    On the otherhand, Showing him some measure of leniency could make a statement showing that honesty really is the best policy.

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