Baylen Linnekin on the Death of NYC's Soda Ban


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Earlier this week a New York state judge put a lid on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's looming ban of certain subjectively large sizes of sweetened drinks like soda. Judge Milton Tingling's welcome decision, which came just hours before the ban was to take effect, means the city will move forward without any such restrictions. Though Mayor Bloomberg has already indicated the city plans to appeal the judge's ruling, Baylen Linnekin explains why he is cautiously optimistic the appeals court will uphold Judge Tingling's ruling.