Sitting federal judge, Richard F. Cebull, forwarded a racist, offensive email from his brother to several friends, slurring biracial President, Barack Obama and his late mother, who is white. The introduction to the Email read, "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."
The email Judge Cebull forwarded from his brother read, "A little boy said to his mother; 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'"
Cebull has filed a complaint against himself . Under the circumstances it seems like a meaningless gesture that screams showboating and false humility. You and your family are proof positive there is still racism in the world. God knows what those views have done to minorities, who have appeared in your courtroom over the years seeking justice and a fair case.
You should do meaningful charity work with disadvantaged minorities and those born into tough circumstances and maybe then you will begin to understand the challenges facing people of color. I can only pray it would change you for the better, because your heart is clearly turned against minorities, which is wholly inappropriate for someone in your position.
Richard F. Cebull
I'm not surprised by this incident. I've witnessed corruption and inappropriate behavior from several federal judges, which includes, but is not limited to accepting bribes, conflict of interest, refusal to recuse oneself in the face of conflict of interest and nasty insults and inappropriate comments in formal rulings.
I've seen cases where judges corruptly ruled against kids with life threatening conditions, in favor of rich corporations engaging in reckless conduct. Something is wrong. The Judiciary has gone to the dogs, as the phrase goes, but Congress refuses to clean it up, because they have appointed federal judges for life, giving them massive salaries on the taxpayers' dime.
The same taxpayers a number of federal judges routinely take bribes against, deprive of their constitution rights and proverbially spit on in court. Because they know they have a job for life, some federal judges act out in arrogance and from self-interest, indulging in ego-trips that are downright abusive. Some federal judges believe themselves gods, but the real God would not take bribes or abuse people in court.
Circuit Statement Regarding Montana Judge
March 1, 2012 / Ninth Circuit Public Information Office - Statement of Cathy A. Catterson, Circuit and Court of Appeals Executive of the Ninth Circuit, regarding Chief District Judge Richard F. Cebull of the U.S. District Court for Montana
“Chief District Judge Cebull has publicly acknowledged that he has acted inappropriately. By letter to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit, Judge Cebull has initiated the process by which a complaint of judicial misconduct will be brought against him. Chief Judge Kozinski has informed the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit of the complaint. The Judicial Council is expected to act expeditiously in investigating and resolving this matter.”
The federal judiciary has established standards and procedures for addressing complaints of judicial misconduct. This information is publicly available from the Ninth Circuit’s website: