The resolution -- like all other secession attempts in the U.S. apart from the one in 1775 -- isn't likely to make it very far. But the three South Miami councilmembers who voted for the resolution still think sea level rise is serious enough to make the secession statement.
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Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez's opinion accuses the overwhelming majority of federal judges who have sided with marriage equality of "inexplicable contortions of the mind or perhaps even willful ignorance."
"This is one of the first times we've been able to demonstrate that, here, you have a spill in the environment, and yes, this is from fracking fluid and not from other source of contamination," Vengosh said.