Posted: May 14, 2013 1:05 PM by Joel Lundstad - MTN News
SAN FRANCISCO - A panel of federal judges finished its misconduct investigation of U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull two months ago, but it's not known whether the details will ever be made public.
Cebull and others requested the review after the judge admitted forwarding a racist email involving President Obama.
The judge's panel issued an order on March 15, but declined to release the findings until a two-month appeal period passed.
Now the chief judge in the investigation says the order may be moot since Cebull retired on May 3.
The panel will meet again in late June, and will consider revising the order. It's not clear whether any of those findings will be passed along to the public.