A New York state judge halted NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sales of large sugary drinks. According to the judge, Bloomberg’s rule “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences. . . . 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.”
The opinion, which is not a model of clarity, can be found here.
ThinkProgress’ Tara Culp-Ressler examines the public health implications of this decision here.