Preservationist Judge Saves New York’s Super-Sized Sodas

Preservationist Judge Saves Super-Sized Sodas in New York

“A New York State Supreme Court judge has halted the new regulation banning sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, which was supposed to take effect Tuesday. He described the law as ‘arbitrary,’ questioning whether it would actually lead to the intended decline in obesity rates.”

— “Big soda wins its day in court,” Sarah Kliff, Washington Post blog

“Big Soda 1, Big Government 0: Judge Sinks Bloomberg’s Signature Drink Ban,’ James Poulos, Forbes

Judge Strikes Down NYC Ban on Supersized Sodas,” Jennifer Peltz, AP

“Judge Blocks New York City’s Limits on Big Sugary Drinks,” Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times

“Judge blocks New York City large-soda ban, Mayor Bloomberg vows fight,” Joseph Ax, Reuters

“Big win for Big Soda: Judge halts New York City’s ban on sugary drinks,” Matt Phillips and Adam Pasick, Quartz

“128 Oz to Freedom: Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Is Blocked,” Matt Phillips, The Atlantic

“Judge strikes down NYC ban supersized sodas,” AP via Wall Street Journal

“Judge stops NYC soda ban, but don’t celebrate,” Alexandra Le Tellier, Los Angeles Times

“Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas,” Maria Godoy and Allison Aubrey, NPR blog

“Mississippi, the most obese state, is banning Bloomberg-style portion control,” Christopher Mims, Quartz


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Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, Yes, we are aware that Big Gulps would have been exempt from the Big Soda Ban.

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