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Federal judge apologizes for racist e-mail aimed at President Obama
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Cebull says the e-mail was "inappropriate and stupid."
March 1st, 2012
03:41 PM ET

Federal judge apologizes for racist e-mail aimed at President Obama

By Bill Mears, CNN

(CNN) - Montana's chief federal judge has offered his apologies for forwarding a racist e-mail aimed at President Barack Obama. Liberal advocacy groups demanded that U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull to resign.

Cebull, in an interview Wednesday with the Billings Gazette newspaper, offered his regrets for forwarding the e-mail, saying it was "a hard lesson to learn."

"To say it's inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement," according to the newspaper. "There is no doubt it's racist. It wasn't forwarded for that purpose. If anything, it was political."

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  1. Brendan

    "Liberal advocacy groups demanded that U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull to resign."
    Nice grammar, Bill!

    March 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pope Benedict

    Come on! Give me a break! For real! Oldest joke around, what scares me it's the violation of the judge freedom.He is the one who ought to be mad.

    March 2, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • TheMendicantBias

      Imbecilic troll, do not pollute these discussion boards with your sub-lima bean IQ banter.

      The judge can use his freedom of speech ALL he wants. He just shouldn't expect myself and 99% of other non-racist Americans to foot his federally-paid salary. He also pollutes the honor of the bench, so he should be kicked off.

      He can use his freedom of speech all he wants - when he's unemployed and realizes that actions have consequences.

      March 3, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    Heres an email idea, nobama looks like a dumbo-eared, knuckle dragging simian!

    March 1, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |