Reps. Conyers & Cohen Call For Hearing On Racist Email Judge

Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) wrote a letter yesterday to House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX) seeking a hearing on Montana federal Judge Richard Cebull’s racist email comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog:

At a minimum, forwarding this e-mail illustrates poor judgment and of conduct that was unbecoming of a federal judge. More troubling, however, is the possibility that public disclosure of the judge’s conduct may not only undermine the public’s view of his personal credibility and impartiality as a judge, but also the integrity of the United States District Court for the District of Montana and of the federal judiciary. The Committee has an obligation to consider the ramifications of the public disclosure of Judge Cebull’s conduct, particularly as long as he remains on the bench.