New Yorkers Still Free to Guzzle Giant Sodas: Court
Bloomberg's soda ban appeal fails
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2013 11:09 AM CDT
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin drinks from a 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp on stage while speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – New York, your justice has been served—now would you like fries with that? A state appeals court has upheld the New York Supreme Court's ruling to strike down Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban, finding that the prohibition on vendors selling 16-ounce-plus sugary drinks "violated the state principle of separation of power," Reuters reports. The decision was unanimous among the Appellate Division's four judges. "Like Supreme Court, we conclude that in promulgating this regulation the Board of Health failed to act within the bounds of its lawfully delegated authority," they wrote in their ruling, per the New York Post.

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Aug 1, 2013 8:50 AM CDT
Great. I am anti big sugary drinks, but I am more anti big intrusive government.
Jul 31, 2013 7:12 PM CDT
Good, now I'm free to overdose on Sodas.
Jul 31, 2013 5:49 PM CDT
But gee wont our health care costs go up now??? When Bush was in office it was frivilous lawsuits that were to blame for health care costs, so a cap was put on what people could sue for, then it was the smokers fault...then its because people arent buying insurance (maybe because the cant afford it..duh) It is greed by big business, plain and simple. I suppose what they could do is let people drink the big gulps.....then put in pay toilets...they gotta go somewhere lol................................ ;)