NYC appeals decision to strike down sugary drink ban

Earlier this month, Judge Milton Tingling called the measure “arbitrary and capricious” because of its many loopholes

Large sugary drinks won an eleventh-hour reprieve earlier this month, when a judge struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the oversized beverages one day before it was set to take effect. But that relief will be short-lived, if attorneys for the city have their way.

According to the city, Judge Milton Tingling’s March 11 ruling contained “critical” errors. One of these alleged mistakes was the judge’s finding that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its authority by passing the ban because the health board typically deals with acute and pestilent diseases, not chronic conditions such as obesity.

Alanna Byrne

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