It turns out that a former chief judge who retired after a racist email comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog was sent from his account passed along a number of racist emails.
Richard Cebull admitted to sending the email, which contained a picture with the caption, “A Little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?”
“His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!'”
The opinion from the Committee On Judicial Conduct And Disability Of The Judicial Conference of the United States explained:
The majority of the emails were political in nature. Whether they were cast as jokes or serious commentary, the emails showed disdain and disrespect for liberal political leaders. A significant number of emails were race related. Whether cast as jokes or serious commentary, the emails showed disdain and disrespect for African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics, especially those who are not in the United States legally. A similarly significant number of emails related to religion and showed disdain for certain faiths. Approximately the same number of emails concerned women and/or sexual topics and were disparaging of women. A few emails contained inappropriate jokes relating to sexual orientation.Finally, a large number of emails related to pending legislation or an issue that could come before the court, such as immigration, gun control, civil rights, health care or environmental matters.
Other emails sent by Cebull while on the bench involved disdain against racial groups, religions and jokes about policy issues that were the subject of pending litigation.
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