This blog is dedicated to informing our readers about developments in consumer law and policy. Fair treatment in the courts -- in consumer cases, as in all other cases -- depends on a judiciary that treats litigants with dignity. A racist judge cannot be trusted to honor that principle. This blog entry is posted with that thought in mind.
Richard Cebull, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, has acknowledged that he forwarded a racist email to six of his "old buddies" and acquaintances. Judge Cebull admits that the email -- which Judge Cebull received, read, and then deliberately forwarded to his "buddies" -- was a racist attack on President Obama. Judge Cebull further admits that he is "not a fan" of the President.
The judge's "explanation" for his conduct? The communication with his pals was intended to be "private," and, although the email's content is racist, "I'm not that way." To read the forwarded email and Judge Cebull's bizarre cover note to his friends, click on the link above.