Kamala Harris’ name mentioned as possible Scalia replacement

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Who will President Obama nominate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia?

The New York Times and USA TODAY are throwing California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ name into the ring.

If appointed, Harris would be the first black female Supreme Court justice. Harris already made history as the first African-American and first woman  to be named California attorney general, a position she’s held since 2011.

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The 51-year-old, who declared her intention to run for the U.S. Senate last year, worked from 2000 to 2011 as a deputy district attorney in California and was elected district attorney of San Francisco twice.

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Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) name was also mentioned in both the Times and USA Today reports. Loretta Lynch, the current U.S. Attorney General, is the “most likely candidate” to replace Scalia, according to noted Supreme Court analyst Tom Goldstein.

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