Merrick Garland

During Monday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed Mr. Obama's interesting comments and whether his remarks explain why he did not select a Black woman to sit on the highest court in the land.

President Obama and Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland will stop by the University of Chicago Law School on Thursday to address the significance of filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Most Democrats (80 percent) back Garland, while 45 percent of the overall public have a positive outlook about his nomination.

African-American advocates and women's group wonder why a more liberal (and African-American) judge wasn't nominated to sit on our nation's highest court.

Martin, who has been adamant about President Obama nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court, asked Jarrett why a Black woman was not nominated and reminded Jarrett of the support Mr. Obama has received from African-American women over the course of his tenure as president.

  Roland Martin talks to former Attorney General, Eric Holder about President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court (Merrick Garland). “Just looking at Merrick, he’s…

Arguing that Barack Obama should have selected a person of color to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, NewsOne legal analyst Damario Solomon-Simmons expressed disappointment with the president's Supreme Court pick.