Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban, which would have prohibited restaurants and other eateries from serving sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, has been rejected by a state appeals court. This is the same ban that was struck down by the State Supreme Court back in March, and both times it's been mostly on the grounds that Bloomberg had overstepped his authority. Other major quarrels with the ban have had to do with the various drinks and businesses it leaves out, including those 64-ouncers at convenience stores and all "milk-based" beverages (think milkshakes and frappuccinos).
Bloomberg calls the ruling a "minor setback" and plans to take this latest in his string of public health proposals as high as it can go, to the state's Court of Appeals.
· Bloomberg's Ban On Big Sodas is Unconstitutional: Appeals Court [Reuters]
· All Coverage of the Soda Ban [~ENY~]