That racist federal judge in Montana who sent a terrible e-mail to his friends deriding President Obama's mother as someone who conceived him with a dog is leaving his position as chief justice, but will remain on the court and still draw a full salary.
In my view, that's not good enough. This clown needs to go. He needs to resign or be removed completely. Here's an excerpt from the AP story as carried on CBSNews.Com (http://www.cbsnews.com/...):
HELENA, Mont. — The chief federal judge for Montana plans to step down from the post and take a reduced caseload next year after forwarding a racist joke involving President Barack Obama.Why is going to take five months for him to change his status? We'll see how long he remains on the court in "senior status" with this "reduced" caseload (whatever that means) after he moves in March, but he should be gone already. Sounds like his job just got easier with the same pay. Where's the justice in that?
U.S. Courts spokeswoman Karen Redmond said Thursday U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull of Billings will take senior status March 18.
That means he'll vacate his position as chief judge for the state and allow the president to appoint a replacement. Cebull will take a reduced caseload but will still draw a salary and can keep a staff.
Redmond says she can't comment on whether the move is related to the email that Cebull has acknowledged forwarding to a half-dozen people Feb. 20. The judge didn't return a call seeking comment.
Cebull asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March to review his conduct after he was criticized for the email that included a joke about bestiality and Obama's mother.
About the only good news here, ironically, is that the same President this goofball slammed in the racist e-mail he sent around gets to appoint his eventual replacement.