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Arthur Hellman on “Racist” Email and Judicial Misconduct Ruling

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July 8, 2013

A final order has been issued in a judicial misconduct proceeding involving a Montana judge who forwarded a “racist” email involving President Barack Obama, but the contents of the order remain a mystery. Pitt Law Professor Arthur D. Hellman discussed the tangled proceeding and its implications in an interview with the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune.

According to the story, Hellman said the lack of transparency in the federal judicial misconduct process has led to speculation about what the court’s nine-month investigation may have revealed. Hellman went on to say that Cebull’s abrupt retirement within days of the council issuing its order adds fuel to that speculation.

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