Order Over Judge's Racist Obama Email Is Moot, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit has abandoned the order it issued from a judicial investigation into a racially charged email that the former chief judge of the Montana federal court sent about President Barack Obama because the judge has retired, the appeals court said Monday.

The appeals court’s Judicial Council said the March 15 order it issued is now moot because U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull departed from the bench May 3 after he admitted that he forwarded a racist email about the president to his friends from his office computer.

“In light of Judge Cebull’s ... retirement ... and the resulting change...

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