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New York City judge blocks Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks

By Gina DiFalco,

Mayor Bloomberg’s administration experienced a set back today, as a judge has stopped their efforts to ban New York City venues from selling from selling large drinks that contain sugar.

On Monday, New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling decided that New York is "enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations” on account of them being "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences.”

According to NY Post, Bloomberg has stated that those in the lower class would benefit from this, as compared to the upper class, they "don't have the ability to take care of themselves as well.”

He explained, "If anybody will get helped by this it's them, because they've got to focus on working harder and moving themselves up the economic ladder and being overweight doesn't help you do that."

NBC New York reports that the ban, which would stop eateries like delis, restaurants and movie theaters from selling any sugary drink more than 16 ounces, was supposed to go into effect on Tuesday. But the judge halted it a day before it would be enforced.

Judge Tingling states it "would create an administrative Leviathan and violate the separation of powers doctrine... Such an evisceration has the potential to be more troubling that sugar-sweetened beverages."

 
 

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