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Kamala Harris Squashes Supreme Court Rumors

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – California Attorney General and 2016 U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris has ended speculation in her interest becoming a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Speaking at a campaign event in San Jose, Harris said, "I'm not going to be on the Supreme Court. Take my name off the list."

Harris had been floated as a potential replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last Saturday.

President Barack Obama addressed the Supreme Court vacancy at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday. "I intend to nominate in due time a very well-qualified candidate," Obama said.

The president also criticized calls from Senate Republicans to have Obama's successor make the nomination.

Harris is seeking to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is retiring.

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