Thanks to the folks at the Montana Human Rights Network, there’s now a petition. From The Great Falls Tribune:
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Travis McAdam, executive director of the Montana Human Rights Network, said citizens from throughout Montana and across the country are flooding the organization’s phone lines and email inbox with angry calls for Cebull to be removed from his post as the state’s top federal judge.
“People are really angry and motivated and wanting to do something,” McAdam said Thursday.
The Montana Human Rights Network and other groups are now circulating online petitions calling for Cebull to resign.
“On February 20, the chief federal judge in Montana, Richard Cebull, forwarded an email to six individuals that included racist and misogynistic content. The content of this email dehumanizes people of color and women. People of color and women appearing before Judge Cebull will have valid concerns about his ability to treat them fairly,” the network petition reads in part.
“From the time story broke online (Wednesday) to this morning we had gotten dozens of emails through our website, and phone calls from people who are really wanting some way to register their real displeasure with the email the judge sent around and also really talking about ‘how can we lend our names to something to try to get the judge to resign?’” McAdams said.
The network also plans to file a formal ethics complaint with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The MHRN petition is here.
UPDATE: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS CONDEMNS MONTANA JUDGE’S RACISM TOWARD OBAMA