Monday, October 18, 2021

Breaking -- Ryon McCabe is your new Magistrate Judge

 


It looks like the judges worked through their deadlock... by turning to the AO's published guidance which permits for a revote and if that doesn't result in a majority, then the Chief Judge gets to choose.  It's unclear whether the revote broke up the logjam or whether the Judge Altonaga had to make the selection, but either way, it's over.

Congratulations to Ryon McCabe, a really good guy.  We had cases against each other when we were both new lawyers (he was an AUSA and I was an AFPD).  He was also honorable and is a smart guy.  He's been in private practice for some time now and McCabe Rabin.  The FBI will do its background check, which usually takes a few months, and then he will sit in West Palm Beach.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your welcome.

Tattoodtiger1 said...

Once again Palm Beach shows how UNDIVERSE it's federal bench is...a place so liberal yet still in the dark ages of Florida Palm Beach elitism...Sorry not sorry...
It's 2021, not 1961!!

Anonymous said...

who was the tie breaker

Anonymous said...


I don't understand Tattootiger1's comment. All the district judges vote, not just the West Palm Beach judges.

Anonymous said...

is the vote public

Anonymous said...

Who was the runner-up?

Anonymous said...

I blame critical race theory

Anonymous said...

I see he favors the Trump style of tie wearing

Tattoodtiger1 said...

Then shame on ALL of them...

Ware said...

All the district judges vote, but usually not the senior judges. The West Palm judges will,work,with him, so their desires are important.

Anonymous said...

10:33 LOLOLOL

Was he a Scola clerk looks familiar

Anonymous said...

That tie only extends about an inch below his belt. True Trump Tie is at least 4-6 inches longer.

Anonymous said...

the court to nonprosecutors drop dead

Anonymous said...

based on what you wrote did the chief judge break the tie?

Anonymous said...

People are saying the chief judge voted twice.

Anonymous said...

According to Robert's Rules, in a ballot vote, the Chair votes. But, the Chair cannot "break a tie" because the Chair cannot vote twice. If the Chair voted twice that is a problem.

Anonymous said...

So itll be 11 prosecutors out of 16 Magistrates?

The rubber-stamp lives on.

Anonymous said...

is it any surprise. most of the district court judges are former prosecutors and corporate types.

Anonymous said...

It's 2022 ��‍♀️

Gil said...

He'll be presiding over the biggest court case in the history of The United States. Get your popcorn ready.