City Loses Final Appeal on Limiting Sales of Large Sodas

We applaud the NYS court of appeals for ruling in favor of common sense. Our freedom in America should override any attempt by an elected official to control the behavior of the masses. This unfair regulation should never have been enacted and thankfully the Courts of NYS have consistently agreed.


From The New York Times:

The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead.

The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American soft-drink industry, which bitterly opposed the plan.

In a 20-page opinion, Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr. of the New York State Court of Appeals wrote that the city’s Board of Health “exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority” in enacting the proposal, which was championed by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

The decision most likely will be seen as a significant defeat for public health advocates who have urged state and local governments to actively discourage the consumption of high-calorie beverages, saying the drinks are prime drivers of a nationwide epidemic of obesity.

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