I am also eager to see how this will affect the remaining term.
This is quite a blow to the Right-wing takeover of the court and possibly reverses the huge gain they made with the appointment of Alito in place of Sandra Day O'Connor.
In the coming days Scalia will be praised especially by the Christian Right. A Roman Catholic idolater his adherence to Robert Bork's Originalist interpretation of the Constitution was and is without warrant and in fact contradicted the very legal and political development of American legislation and jurisprudence. It may produce judgments that Conservatives like but it's actually subversive.
But the Christian Right doesn't care about such things. He was bombastic and championed their cause.
I know one person who is feeling bitter relief... Chief Justice Roberts.
Scalia was getting out of control and had in recent years crossed the line on numerous occasions all but compromising the illusion of objectivity and the standards of conduct that are expected of the high court. Roberts won't have to intervene now. There may have been interventions 'behind the scenes' and maybe in subsequent years we'll learn of them, but Scalia was embarrassing the court and Roberts in particular with his conduct.
Scalia was not a Christian but you'll hear him all but praised as one in the coming days. Christianity of course has been re-defined by the Sacralist orthodoxy that dominates American Evangelicalism.
An interesting turn of events.