Monday, March 11, 2013

Court Strikes Down NYC Soda Ban

Via Patriot Update:

Today, New York state Supreme Court judge Milton Tingling has halted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on serving large size "sugary drinks", which would mainly include sodas, in restaurants and some other establishments.  Under the ban, which would have taken effect tomorrow, the largest available size would be 16 ounces.  In his opinion, Judge Tingling wrote that the "loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the stated purpose of the rule."

Having moved away from New York state a long time ago, I don't know much about its Constitution, and the power that it gives state courts to rule on laws passed by cities and towns.  But for the time being, score one against the nanny state.

Read the story at the Wall Street Journal.

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