Journalists Seek Ex-Federal Judge's Allegedly Racist Emails

Law360, Los Angeles (March 6, 2015, 7:06 PM EST) -- Two journalists are seeking the release of emails sent by the former chief judge of the Montana federal court, who retired in 2013 amid a Ninth Circuit probe into a racially charged email he sent about President Barack Obama, according to a suit filed Thursday.

The California Civil Rights Law Group filed the lawsuit on behalf of Montana journalists John Adams and Shane Castle seeking the preservation and release of hundreds of allegedly racist and inappropriate emails sent by former Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull.

After Adams wrote a story published the Great Falls Tribune, the Ninth Circuit judicial council...

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