Monday, March 11, 2013

Bloomberg's Soda Ban In New York Struck Down Day Before It Goes Into Effect

At least one judge has his head screwed on straight, and strikes down Nanny New York Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban law down (Wall Street Journal, via Human Events).

The city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling decided Monday.
The regulations are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences,” the judge wrote. “The simple reading of the rule leads to the earlier acknowledged uneven enforcement even within a particular city block, much less the city as a whole….the loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the state purpose of the rule.”
I heard on the way home that some businesses have already made the change and gotten rid of the bigger than 16 oz cups. So, how much of a loss are some of these businesses suffering?

1 comment:

Jake Kennedy said...

Still don't know why it's called a soda ban - he never wanted to ban soda. I honestly misunderstood when I first heard about this story and ever since then have been annoyed by headlines and discussions where it's said that Bloomberg wanted to "ban sodas." It's misleading.

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