The New York Times editorial on Judge Cebull

Eloquent, simple and very much worth reading. And in its solution to the Judge Cebull problem — the final lines — it encapsulates both the strengths and weaknesses of lifetime tenure for Federal judges.

What can be done when a judge like this one seems not at all to comprehend that by his vile sniggers he’s proclaimed himself unfit for the bench he hangs onto?

I’ve been thinking: If Cebull somehow keeps his position, anyone involved in a case before him should demand a new judge. It’d be not jury nullification but judge nullification. Cebull can sit up there without any cases to hear.

If he doesn’t resign, if he’s not removed, let him preside over a perpetually empty courtroom.



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