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A man holds an umbrella outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, in this June 10, 2013 file photo.
A man holds an umbrella outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, in this June 10, 2013 file photo.
(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

DAVID SHRIBMAN

Let the money roll, and rule, in Washington

From the whispery quiet of America’s least gaudy, least visible, and least understood government institution came a shout last week.

Behind the stately white columns of the Corinthian building that is the home of the United States Supreme Court, the justices of the country’s highest court reshaped the political landscape – not only for this autumn’s 36 governor’s races, 33 Senate races and 435 House races but also for American politics for many years to come.