Friday, May 24 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:39:16 GMT
Several crews are on the scene of a working fire in Florence.The fire is at a house on Maher Road / Tonya Drive near Dixie. FOX19 has learned that the blaze involves a house, a garage and a fifth wheelFull Story >
Several crews have been called to the scene of a working fire in Florence.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:37:20 GMT
A Colerain High School teacher was placed on administrative leave. According to the Northwest Local School District, an initial investigation indicated potential criminal activity, and the teacher wasFull Story >
According to the Northwest Local School District, an initial investigation indicated potential criminal activity, and the teacher was placed on leave beginning May 17.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:28:55 GMT
Several Cincinnati car dealerships are giving away $50 gift cards to active and retired military and veterans starting on Monday though June 2. In partnership with a non-profit military charity calledFull Story >
Active and retired military can stop by the following Performance Group locations now through Sunday, June 2 to receive a free $50 gift card.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 1:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:39:49 GMT
On Friday, the Ohio Attorney General's Missing Children Clearinghouse annual 2012 report was released. According to report, a total of 19,219 reports of missing children were made in 2012. Of those children,Full Story >
Attorney General DeWine attended a balloon launch at Columbus Preparatory Academy in honor of National Missing Children's Day, which is observed on May 25th. Children released 690 balloons representing each missing child in Ohio.Full Story >
WASHINGTON (RNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down a 100-year-old Montana law which banned companies from contributing to political campaigns.
Monday's split decision reaffirmed the court's infamous 2010 decision in the Citizens United case, which overturned a federal ban on corporate spending for political candidates.
Since that decision, corporate spending on elections has skyrocketed, leading to accusations of companies throwing in enough money to heavily influence outcomes.
"The question presented in this case is whether the holding of Citizens United applies to the Montana state law," the opinion said. "There can be no serious doubt that it does.
"Montana's arguments in support of the judgment below either were already rejected in Citizens United, or fail to meaningfully distinguish that case."
Justices decided 5 to 4 to overturn the Montana Supreme Court decision without arguments.
Traditionally, it takes just four justices to force the court to hear a case.
However, dissenting justices wrote they didn't "see a significant possibility of reconsideration," with the majority of the court's stance on Citizens United, given the brief opinion smacking down the Montana law.
In a dissenting opinion penned by Justice Stephen Breyer, the minority agreed with the Montana Supreme Court that the state's history with corruption meant Citizens United was moot in their elections.
"Montana's experience, like considerable experience elsewhere since the court's decision in Citizens United, casts grave doubt on the court's supposition that independent expenditures do not corrupt or appear to do so," he wrote.
The court's decision to uphold its decision in Citizens United makes it unlikely the campaign finance law will be reviewed or challenged again in the near future.
Montana's voter-approved Corrupt Practices Act of 1912 said that corporations could spend money on ballot measures, not on specific political candidates.
The Montana Supreme Court had supported the state's 1912 campaign finance law on the basis that Montana had a history of corrupt corporate influence in politics. The state's history was considered especially relevant because the case dealt with state elections, not federal.
The Montana court had ruled the Citizens United decision applied only to federal elections.
In the Citizens United case, the court said "political speech does not lose First Amendment protection simply because its source is a corporation."
The decision overturned a federal ban, which kept corporations from donating to political candidates. It upheld a federal law that said corporate donors have to be named so voters are aware of who is trying to influence politics.
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major route between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the interstate into the river below as the driver watched the...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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