Since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death weeks ago, there's been speculation about when and if a replacement will be nominated. In typical obstructionist fashion, right-wingers have insisted that President Obama should not leave the position vacant and allow his successor to fill the role. This is, of course, nonsense. We hope the president announces his pick soon, and we certainly hope that pick a Black woman. President Obama has already successfully appointed two women, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, to the court. In the court's history, a Black woman has never been nominated, and it's time for that to change. Here are the women on our short list.
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