Diversity on Supreme Court: Who Could Be the First Black Female Justice?

With the death of Antonin Scalia, President Obama has the opportunity to nominate the first black, female justice. (originally published July 8, 2013)

The role of the court’s lone African-American justice, Clarence Thomas, who sided with the court’s majority in the ruling, sparked particular criticism.

But in addition to disappointment, the fallout from the case has also fueled speculation regarding the future of the court. Diversity on Supreme Court: Who Could Be the First Black Female Justice? – The Root