New York High Court Strikes Down Law Banning Big Sodas
Mayor Bill de Blasio had promised last year to put the ban in front of the City Council if the courts rejected it.
The Wall Street Journal: New York High Court Blocks Soda Law
New York's highest court blocked New York City's health board from banning the sale of large sugary drinks in restaurants and other venues. The 4-2 ruling Thursday leaves the controversial proposal in the hands of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who pledged last year to advance the ban at the City Council if the courts rejected it (Saul, 6/27).
The New York Times: New York's Ban On Big Sodas Is Rejected By Final Court
The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead. The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and dashing the hopes of health advocates who have urged state and local governments to curb the consumption of drinks and foods linked to obesity (Grynbaum, 6/26).
The Washington Post: Court Strikes Down New York's Ban On Big Sodas
Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sodas in New York City, one of the most aggressive and controversial public health initiatives in recent memory, effectively died on Thursday. It was not yet 2 years old (Dennis, 6/26).