Via the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — President Obama is vetting Jane L. Kelly, a federal appellate judge in Iowa, as a potential nominee for the Supreme Court, weighing a selection that could pose an awkward dilemma for her home-state senator Charles E. Grassley, who has pledged to block the president from filling the vacancy.
The F.B.I. has been conducting background interviews on Judge Kelly, 51, according to a person with knowledge of the process. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the White House is closely guarding details about Mr. Obama’s search to fill the opening created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
And I’m sure the White House told her not to sell her house in Iowa or even plan to rent in D.C. because no matter how qualified she is or how awkward it might be for Chuck Grassley, she’s not going to even be seen by the Senate Judiciary Committee because the Republicans are a bunch of sniveling assholes.
The only thing that she can look forward to is being the answer to a trivia question in ten years.