You need to pick a black non-Catholic woman if at all possible for the opening on the Supreme Court. Please do not fall for the idea of "getting along" with the opposition which has, from the beginning of your presidency, openly stated their desire to kill whatever you proposed. Compromise with such radicals is not a possibility. By nominating such a person you will put pressure on these ideologues that needs to be on them. The reason for the non-Catholic portion of my suggestion is that the current Court is dominated by Catholics, most of whom come from the right wing of the Catholic Religion. These very conservative Catholics fail miserably in what the Catholic Church is supposed to stand for in Social Justice issues so important to our people and to the country. You have met the Pope and know much of his beliefs on the environment, on workers' rights, on race, on war, on torture and on and on. Judge Scalia represented well the positions of many of the "Catholics" on the court. Never speak ill of the dead? All right! But in our hearts many of us know that Scalia led the court down paths that reversed the general trend of our country's history from more Democracy, more human rights, more care for the poor and powerless, and so forth. You have a need to ensure some legacy in history. You have a need to leave this country and world a better place for you children. The need for more women on the Court goes w/o doubt as I am sure your own family will agree. Don't chicken out. You need to help us all in this critical moment.