Though you probably missed it, the Supreme Court’s much anticipated ruling on Obamacare overshadowed Montana’s challenge to Citizens United, just a few weeks prior. On June 25, for the first time, the court permitted unlimited, anonymous spending in state and local races of any size, overriding your states’ sovereignty to prevent corruption.

New York’s Attorney General knew what was at stake last Spring, organizing dozens of states in protest. Though he was already understaffed and denied funding by Congress to shore up criminal cases against the biggest banks on Wall Street, Eric Schneiderman knew the disease of money in US politics was about to get much worse – over 50 times worse - as “Son ofCitizens United” made its way to the Roberts Court.

Without media coverage, Schneiderman couldn’t do much so our campaign finance integrity problem did in fact get exponentially worse.

In dismissing Montana’s Supreme Court ruling without even hearing oral arguments, the SCOTUS trashed that state’s 1912 anti-corruption law, expanding Citizens United fractally so it now affects every campaign in the land, down to local school board elections.

Montana urged the court to reconsider it’s original ruling, compiling evidence to disprove the claim that there was no proof of corruption, or even the appearance of corruption found, when corporations fund campaigns. Montana sought to assert it’s right to regulate the state and local races Citizens United never addressed when it struck down federal limits in McCain-Feingold (also known as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act).

With the court due to rule on the Montana challenge by the end of June, Schneiderman by late May had notified the states the court was seeking to annul many of their legal precedents, overriding longstanding state laws that prevent outside corporations from coming into a state and outspending it’s people during elections.