Expect them court. Expect Obama to lose. A very bad move on the Prez’s part for the reason below,
If these appointments are challenged in court and if Obama loses, it would do measurable damage to his election prospects --not just because of the appointments themselves but because it is such a stark reminder that our president is a man who thinks himself and his vaunted goals so important that the rule of law should yield to his will. Other than among the roughly 20 percent of Americans (university professors, union members, and government employees) who strongly approve of Obama's job performance, this sort of autocratic behavior does not play well to the American sensibility. It is a sensibility that is figuratively and literally foreign to Barack Obama, who spent formative years living in anti-democratic places like Indonesia and Columbia University.
One might add the anti-democratic place of Chicago’s Regular Democratic Organization too, or paling with Red Blagojevich. This move strike’s me as Rod-like from Rod’s final year as Guv.