Federal Judge Who Emailed Racist Obama Joke Will Retire

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The former chief judge of the Montana federal court will retire in May following a Ninth Circuit investigation into a racially charged email he sent about President Barack Obama, the Ninth Circuit said Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull will leave the bench on May 3 following a judicial misconduct investigation that the Ninth Circuit launched after Cebull admitted that he forwarded a racist email about the president to his friends from his office computer. Cebull's retirement decision comes after a judicial council, on March 15,...
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