You might think I'm talking about Justice Breyer.
You'd be wrong!
I'm talking about the announcement that two magistrate judges will be retiring: Magistrate Judge McAliley on January 20, 2023 and Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow on May 31, 2022.
Chief Judge Altonaga already has formed a Magistrate Judge Selection Panel to make recommendations to fill the slots, which will be chaired by Irene Oria, Esq.
As far as Breyer goes, the smart money is that Ketanji Brown Jackson will be nominated. That would be extremely cool because she grew up in Miami and went to Palmetto High School. She would be the first Floridian on the Supreme Court.
Here's a Herald article about her, with a quote from yours truly. It also has a quote from her high school prom date, former U.S. Attorney Ben Greenberg:
Ben Greenberg, a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida who was on the debate team with Jackson at Palmetto High and graduated one year after her, said he and Jackson went to prom together as dates when he was a junior and she was a senior. “On the one hand, it’s incredibly exciting, and on the other hand it’s not at all surprising,” Greenberg, now a partner at Greenberg Traurig law firm in Miami, said of Jackson as a potential Supreme Court nominee. “She was incredibly smart, hard-working, super honest, and one of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet.”