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Judge Cebull: Retired, but Not Forgotten by the Conduct Committee

Thanks to this week's big news in the Smithkline Beecham case, where the Ninth Circuit held that gays are protected by a heightened form of scrutiny, a full report of retired Judge Richard Cebull's misconduct, which was released on the eve of the holiday weekend, got swept under the rug.......

Judge Who Retired After Racist Email Sent Hundreds Of Others, Investigation Finds

While serving on the federal bench, Judge Richard Cebull sent emails showing disdain for blacks, Native Americans, religious faiths, and the LGBT community, a newly released investigation finds. The post Judge Who Retired After Racist Email Sent Hundreds Of Others, Investigation Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Judge Who Compared Obama’s Conception To Sex With A Dog Retires

Former Montana Chief Judge Richard Cebull had admitted to sending this email: “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!’” After a hearing [...]

Judge Who Sent Racist, Anti-Obama Email Will Retire From Bench

Last year, former Chief Judge Richard Cebull, a George W. Bush appointee to the federal district court in Montana, admitted to sending a racist email forward comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog: “A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’” the email joke reads. “His [...]

Fmr. Chief District Judge Cebull Retires, Email Scandal Over?

More than a year after the Ninth Circuit initiated a judicial misconduct review at his own request, former Chief District Judge Richard Cebull stepped down from the bench, ending his brief foray into senior status. For those who missed last year’s scandal, Judge Cebull asked the Ninth Circuit to review......

Why is Judge Richard Cebull Retiring?

U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull is retiring next month in the wake of the fallout from a racist joke he emailed from an official government account. (Brief thanks, Howard Bashman at How Appealing.) Judge Cebull, formerly the Chief District Judge for Montana, transitioned to senior judicial status last month, which......

Anti-Obama Judge Who Sent Racist Email To Take Partial Retirement

Earlier this year, Chief Judge Richard Cebull, a George W. Bush appointee to the federal district court in Montana, forwarded a racist email suggesting that President Obama’s mother had sex with a dog. Cebull admitted his actions were unacceptable, and they are currently the subject of a misconduct review before the Judicial Council of the [...]

Quote of the Day: Run! Run Away and Never Return!

Embattled federal judge Richard Cebull will take senior status early next year. Is that good enough to atone for his sins? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Barack Obama, Email Scandals,...Show More Summary

Judge's Racist Obama Email to Be Investigated

Judge's racist Obama email to be investigated: Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit appointed a special judicial committee to investigate the alleged misconduct by Montana Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull, who last month admitted...Show More Summary

Furor over Montana judge presents opportunity to confront the origins of our racial divide

Common Cause president Bob Edgar called last week for Richard Cebull, chief federal district judge in Montana, to resign. A New York Times editorial has now weighed in with a similar call. If Judge Cebull does not resign, Common Cause has urged his impeachment. Show More Summary

Rep. Slaughter Wants a Supreme Court Code of Ethics

When Montana-based District Judge Richard Cebull drew criticism for forwarding a racist joke from his government email account, he asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to conduct an investigation to determine if his actions should be considered judicial misconduct. That's because the judicial misconduct proceedings clearly define how the......

Reps. Conyers & Cohen Call For Hearing On Racist Email Judge

Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) wrote a letter yesterday to House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX) seeking a hearing on Montana federal Judge Richard Cebull’s racist email comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog: At a minimum, forwarding this e-mail illustrates poor judgment and of conduct that was unbecoming of [...]

Rep. Hank Johnson: Judge Cebull: 'Resign'

There is no place for a federal judge who uses racist, divisive language Today, I called for Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull to resign....

When 'Sorry' Isn't Enough for Racism

Montana judge Richard Cebull has apologized to President Obama for emailing a disgusting, racist joke at the expense of the president, the president's mother and Cebull's own dignity. If I know our high-minded, dignified president, he will accept the disgraced federal judge's apology. Show More Summary

Robson on Judge Cebull’s Disgusting “Joke”

Robson on Judge Cebull’s Disgusting “Joke” Ruthann Robson blogs here about Judge Richard Cebull (D. Montana) and his email “joke” about President Obama’s mother that accuses her of promiscuity, bestiality, as well as interracial sex. Judge Cebull self-reported his misdeeds for investigation by the Chief Justice of … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Judge's Apology Over Racist Obama Email: 'Honestly, I Don't Know What Else I Can Do'

Richard Cebull, the chief federal judge in Montana, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday apologizing for a racist email he sent to friends implying Obama's mother had sex with a dog.

Richard Cebull Day Two: Time for the Cebullsh Apology

Montana Chief Judge Richard Cebull started the first day of the rest of his life today. The judge who sent around a racist and sexist email about Barack Obama and his dead mother started the “damage control” process that will never really end. Show More Summary

Sorry I Said Your Mom Had Sex with a Dog, Judge Writes in Letter to Obama [Apologies]

Richard Cebull, chief U.S. district judge of Montana, has issued an apology for sending an email that equated interracial sex with bestiality and accusing Barack Obama's mother of having sex with a dog. In an open letter on official court letterhead, Cebull writes, More »

Racist Email Judge Apologizes To Obama

In the wake of the revelation that he sent a racist email suggesting that President Obama’s mother had sex with a dog, Montana federal judge Richard Cebull wrote a letter of apology to the president: I sincerely and profusely apologize to you and your family for the email I forwarded. I accept full responsibility; I [...]

Anti-Obama judge to face misconduct review

U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Cebull, Montana's chief federal judge, admitted this week he sent a racist email attacking President Obama and his mother from his courthouse chambers. Yesterday, the story took an even more serious turn.

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