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Court Affirms Strikedown of NYC Large Drink Ban

New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, upholding a lower court decision in March that struck down the law.

The law, which would have prohibited those businesses from selling sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces, "violated the state principle of separation of powers," the First Department of the state Supreme Court's Appellate Division said in a unanimous decision.

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  • ZR||

    Suck it Bloomy. That is all.

  • bassjoe||

    Wow... it's kind of amazing that the decision didn't seem to actually get to the merits of the rule, just that it was a violation of the state constitution to merely implement it.

    Which I don't have a problem with. But it just means that whoever was for this (seriously, WHO was for this other than Bloomberg?) would go around screaming about how it was "only" struck down because of a "technicality". I love it when constitutions are referred to as "technicalities", don't you?

  • PH2050||

    There's a reason why my NYC friends call him "Gloomberg".

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