Those huge actions behind all of his big dollars and all of his cents were never making a heck of a lot of common sense. Large-size soft drinks are another sip closer to a huge comeback in the Big Apple.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants, fast-food outlets, sports arenas, movie theaters and other outlets has now been rejected by New York Appellate Court ruling the plan was illegal.
His honor points to health issues proposing the ban the sales of 16-ounce sugary beverages. He claims to counter obesity in NYC. Soft-drink makers and businesses challenged the law, saying it violated consumer's freedom.
Last March, a New York Supreme Court Judge ruled that New York City could not enforce the ban, which came a day before it was set to be enforced. Today the state Supreme Court's Appellate Division upheld Tingling's ruling, saying the law was unconstitutional and violated the state's principle of separation of powers.
Large-sized drinks sold at convenience stores and groceries were exempt from the ban, as were milk-based and alcoholic beverages. Not so fast...
NYC attorneys promise a massive appeal process.