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March 1, 2012

Federal Judge Sends Racist E-mail Joking that Obama Born of Bestiality

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Written by: Kelly Virella

Photo courtesy of the US District Court of Montana


et’s cut to the chase. I know you want to hear the joke first:

“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?'” the email joke reads. “His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!'”

According to the Great Falls Tribune, the District of Montana Federal judge who circulated the joke is Chief Judge Richard Cebull, a 2001 Bush appointee.  Go to the Great Falls Tribune to read more of Judge Cebull’s e-mail. But let me assure you, Judge Cebull is not a racist, and he’s never discriminated against black litigants.

Where is that federal judge recall when you need it? Oh, that’s right. Federal judges have lifetime appointments.

Perhaps it’s time we get behind this initiative, to make federal judges accountableto the public, by the Florida group Citizens for Judicial Accountability.

About the Author

Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, left to right. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Azipaybarah