Likely the absolute worst thing for Dems/Libs about the Trump Presidency is his appointing Supreme Court Justices. With 2.5 years left in his Presidency, and at least now a majority of Republicans in the Senate, do you think the Dems/Libs will be able to block DJT from getting a nominee confirmed? They won't have 60 for sure so the Dems could block any nominee if they vote (really filibuster) as a block. I would bet (but not a lot of money) that he gets one through.
Not even talking about Trump specifically, but the worst thing about the way the SC works is that it gives one President, even if he serves only four years, the power to stack the court so that it will have certain influences for decades to come. That is a huge mistake and a massive flaw in checks and balances if you ask me. Trump is going to have at least two appointments now, and if he wins another term that could potentially give him a good chance at two more. There should be no such thing as lifelong appointments, and there shouldn't be an uneven number of justices. There should always be an equal number from each party, and if there's a tie, oh, well, tough darts, kick it back down to the lower courts. The SC should not be politically biased towards either side, and it looks like that's going to happen. I mean, it would have happened with Hillary, too, and it would have been equally wrong.
I doubt dems are going to be able to block an appointment. They were too weak to make sure Obama got his rightful nomination, and they are still just as weak.
I donít think think is going to change much in the long run, John Roberts is likely to be a swing voter on many issues.
I really think we need term limits for SCOTUS judges. The fact that they can be appointed by a single person for life is crazy town.