Judge Stops NYC Ban On Large Sugary Drinks, City Plans Appeal

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(CNN) — A state judge in New York on Monday invalidated the city’s upcoming ban on sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in certain venues, a major setback for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has backed several laws aimed at New Yorkers’ health.
The limit on the large drinks is “arbitrary and capricious,” a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled Monday.

The measure was to take effect Tuesday, and Bloomberg’s office said in a Twitter message that the city will appeal.