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Judge Halts NY City Soda Ban, Calls It Illegal, Arbitrary And Capricious

Judge Halts Bloomberg's Sugar Drink Ban, Calls It Illegal, Arbitrary And Capricious 3-11-13

Just hitting the tape ahead of tomorrow's scheduled hit of Bloomberg's ban on "large sugary drinks:"

  • Judge invalidates New York City's ban on large sugary drinks; ban had been scheduled to take effect tomorrow.
  • Judge says sugar drink limit "illegal"
  • Judge finds ban to be arbitrary and capricious.

Zero Hedge: Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban
March 11, 2013


A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.

The city is "enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations," New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling decided one day before the sales limits would have taken effect. The city's chief counsel, Michael Cardozo, pledged to "appeal the ruling as soon as possible."

In halting the rules, Judge Tingling noted that the incoming sugary drink regime was "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences" that would be difficult to enforce with consistency "even within a particular city block, much less the city as a whole."

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"I Belch for Liberty!"

LOL love it!

I think this is where we enter the TwilightZone; sanity... in NYC judicial system?

egads. what's next? Open carry? ...right... lol.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Dear God, help me. I fell down a bunny hole and can't get up.

YAY!!! Thanks goodness some judge has seen fit to defend my right to drink mercury-laden high fructose corn syrup and pretend it is sugar... Such a great blow for personal liberty... I think I might throw up! lol!

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Bloomberg is pissed; he already tweeted that appeal is coming.

Bloomberg To Appeal Halt Of "Arbitrary And Capricious" Decision, Will Fight Valiantly To Curb New York Obesity

If he'd start with the fat heads

I might get on board...

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Wow. Nice post.

Wow. Nice post.

SteveMT's picture

Thanks. There is hope to drink a big coke.

Bloomberg is a control freak, like the rest of them.