Racist Political Judge Must Step Down
  • Petitioned US House of Representatives

This petition was delivered to:

US House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Racist Political Judge Must Step Down

    1. Michael Turner
    2. Petition by

      Michael Turner

      Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judge Cebull (appointed by George W. Bush in 2001 to the Federal bench) admits to having forwarded an outragious and  racist email with a punchline that insinuates that President Obama's mother practiced bestiality.  Has he no shame?

The email says:  "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!'"

Cebull further reveals his bias, lack of judgement and lack of self-awareness by stating: "The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan," he said. "I didn't send it as racist, although that's what it is. I sent it out because it's anti-Obama."

We need jurists on our highest benches, not racist political hacks.

While Cebull has apologized, that's clearly not enough. He has brought the judicial bench into disrepute.  He needs to resign, or be impeached by the House of Representatives and Senate.  While it's hard to remove a sitting Federal judge, it's not impossible.  Our code of judicial ethics requires that judges act honorably so that they are understood to be impartial interpreters of our constitution and laws.  By both his lack of judgement and his attempt to explain this lapse because of his political viewpoints, he has proven himself unfit to serve as a judge.

Jeffrey Toobin of CNN predicts Cebull will not be removed - or face any punishment - for his outrageous behavior.  The only way to curb this offensive behavior is to make your voice heard!   http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/02/us/montana-judge-racist-message/index.html

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 2 years ago

      I have signed this petition because, it is the year 2012 and it is high time that American lets go of it's racist, divisive past once and for all. If a Federal Judge's mind is still stuck in the doldrums of 18th and 19th century thought then, there is little hope for the less educated "Everyman." This injustice cannot stand and, Judge Cebull should be made an example of post-haste.

    • Doris Evans SAN PABLO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      What this judge did was racist, terrible, hateful and he need to be fired, this is a disgrace.

    • mary liebert SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is an outrageous comment for anyone but for the President of the USA it is a disgrace. No wonder people no longer believe the judicial system is working with judges like this one. Impeachment and jail time is needed to give an example of reforming the sytem.

    • Raymond Shores FOLEY, AL
      • about 2 years ago


    • Martin Scott PORTSMOUTH, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      This judge, and others like him are extremely dangerous to society, especially to those of people color who enter his courtroom. Can anyone see him ruling fairly and impartially? It's officials like him who feed directly into our American Prison-Industial Complex for-profit prisons! HIS RULINGS NEED TO BE REVIEWED EXTENSIVELY! This is the age of Jim Crow Esq., where white sheets have been replaced by uniforms and black robes.


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.