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Appeals court vetoes NYC soda ban

A lower court judge invalidated the measure in March, one day before it was set to take effect

A New York state appeals court handed N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg a supersized disappointment on Tuesday when it affirmed a state judge’s ruling blocking the city’s ban on large sugary drinks.

A four-judge panel of the state’s Supreme Court Appellate Division, said that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its authority when it passed the ban, which would have banned the sale of sugary drinks of larger than 16 ounces.

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