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.
President Obama has only appointed two Supreme Court justices to the bench, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan; both highly qualified and competent women.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 79, might step-down from her post with an eye toward retirement. Justices Scalia and Kennedy are both 76. Therefore, it is highly probably that President Obama may have additional appointments before his term ends in four years.