This is the number one reason I didn’t vote for Obama, the Supreme Court. His appointees will cause detrimental effects long after O is gone.
All legislation must at some point pass through all 3 branches of government (what were they again??). At the judicial branch, Obama will have the courts bent solidly leftward that many Constitutional tests will be ignored in favor of his agenda. The SCOTUS was a thorn in FDR’s side so much that he wanted to expand the court’s numbers in order to pack it in his favor. Obama has the luxury of aging justices that are ready to get out who know they will be replaced with other liberal minded folk.
I pray for the continued health of Justices Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito – and that the others hang on until O is out of office.