Wahoo! In addition to the changes he'll likely get to make on SCOTUS (see also here), Obama will have a number of appointments to make on the various circuit courts of appeals. Of note for North Carolinians and Virginians:
The most striking change could come soon after Obama takes office, with the selection of nominees to fill four existing vacancies on the staunchly conservative, 15-judge 4th Circuit.
Also, check out the mention of Judge Wynn (NC Ct. App.) for 4th Cir.!
Of course, Obama will still have to deal with GOP opposition.
Election reshapes legal landscape