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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:40 PM


Judge Who Sent Racist E-mail - Will Get New Office - Obama Stimulus

Come this summer, Judge Richard Cebull will be conducting business in a brand new $79 million federal courthouse in Billings, Montana, paid for through President Obama's economic recovery program. That is, if Cebull survives the firestorm engulfing him for forwarding a racist e-mail about the president.

everal advocacy groups and lawmakers have called for Cebull's resignation, but the judge will probably not face any harsh punitive action, said CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

It's rare and generally very difficult to force federal judges from office. They receive tenure, and the Constitution guarantees they can remain on the bench during good behavior.

The standards for removal are not clear, beyond a violation of civil or criminal law. Congress would have to initiate impeachment proceedings, but the few judges to face that have usually resigned before an outcome.

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lunasun Mar 2012 #1

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 06:20 PM

1. Then the call for resignation should be louder if tenure protects him from removal

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