Judge strikes down NYC sugary drink ban

New York Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling said the ban’s many loopholes rendered it “arbitrary and capricious”

Soda lovers, rejoice! Just one day before New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks was set to go into effect, a state Supreme Court judge on Monday blocked the measure, calling it “laden with exceptions based on economic and political concerns.”

The controversial ban would have prevented businesses such as restaurants, delis and movie theaters from selling sodas or other sugary drinks that were larger than 16 ounces. Proponents of the law argued that it would help to combat New York City’s climbing obesity rates and cut related medical costs.

Alanna Byrne

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