This is a great article about the political ramifications of recent Supreme Court decisions. In particular it looks at how the Obama administration will likely face more push back from a conservative-leaning Court.
Obama has demonstrated petulance in response to some of these issues, as in his State of the Union address. I like the following quote from the article.
McConnell, the law professor, said the administration's broad set of regulatory moves made a clash almost inevitable. "It does not mean the courts are being 'political,' " he said. "It is the way the institutions are designed, to create checks and balances."
I think it will be too much to imagine that Obama will take this view.