Firing Squad and Electrocution Now Options for South Carolina Executions

Firing Squad and Electrocution Now Options for South Carolina Executions

South Carolina’s legislators voted to reinstate using firing squads in addition to electrocution and lethal injections. There has been a shortage of lethal injection drugs, so they added death by shooting to resume carrying out capital punishment sentences on May 5, 2021. Republican Gov. Henry McMaster said he would sign the legislation when it hits […]

Elegant Olympia Dukakis of ‘Steel Magnolias’ Fame Passes Away at 89 [Video]

Elegant Olympia Dukakis of ‘Steel Magnolias’ Fame Passes Away at 89 [Video]

Olympia Dukakis, the mistress of elegant wisecracks, passed away in New York City. Her brother confirmed her death on Facebook, Saturday, May 1, 2021 — she was 89. Apollo Dukakis wrote his sister was at peace; finally. He added that she was now with her husband, who preceded her in death. Allison Levy, the actress’s […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of an Illegal Immigrant in 6-3 Decision

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of an Illegal Immigrant in 6-3 Decision

Six Supreme Court Justices found in favor of a Guatemalan immigrant fighting deportation. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett joined Liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayer, rendering the decision of a case argued in November 2020, on April 29, 2021. By a 6-3 vote, the justices sided with […]