Matt Yglesias and Atrios are right on this one. The end of Roe v. Wade is likely to be the most immediate and conspicuous result of today's resignation. But don't forget the effect in the workplace and the economy at large. The decision on who to appoint is in the hands of those who would turn the US economy back to what it was in the latter part of the 19th century, a world in which state and federal legislative action to insure the common good was hamstrung by court decisions that left everything in the hands of the marketplace.
Pre-New Deal, pre-Progressive Era.
It's the Court in the hands of activist radicals.
That, of course, leaves aside how deep in the hock these folks are to James Dobson and other radical right clerics.
Spongebob, head for the border now, buddy.