Report: Obama Administration Vetting Appeals Court Judge for SCOTUS

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The White House is vetting federal appellate Judge Jane Kelly for a possible Supreme Court nomination to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a person with knowledge of the process.

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The FBI has been conducting background interviews on Kelly, 51, the Times said, citing the unnamed source. The White House declined comment and Kelly's assistant said she was not granting interviews on the matter, the newspaper said.

(Reporting by Megan Cassella; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)