Ben Jealous, the NAACP President, has expressed he would like to see President Obama appoint an African American woman to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has ultimate authority over all federal courts and state courts, involving critical matters of federal law. Once appointed, justices have life-long tenure unless they choose to resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment.
Jealous stated that the president still has more appointments and expects, or is hopeful he will see a black woman on the high court. He even went as far as to offer a suggestion. Jealous mentioned the 32nd California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, as a possible choice. Harris is the first female, African American and Indian American attorney general in the United States.