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NYC Soda Ban Appeal Set For June

New York City's ban on large sugary drinks will get an appeal hearing in June after a judge struck down the law before it started being enforced.

Reuters: New York City's Appeal Of Soda Ban Ruling To Be Heard In June
The legal battle over New York City's ban of large sugary drinks is set to continue in early June, after a New York appellate court agreed on Wednesday to hear the city's appeal of a ruling that struck down the new law. Hours after state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling invalidated the ban in a last-minute decision on Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has made the ban and other health measures a cornerstone of his tenure, expressed confidence the ruling would eventually be overturned (Ax, 3/13).

And The New York Times examines a bill that goes the other way on sugary drinks in Mississippi --

The New York Times: 'Anti-Bloomberg Bill' In Mississippi Bars Local Restrictions On Food And Drink
To that end, the people who govern the state with the highest rate of obesity in the nation have passed a bill saying that any law that might restrict what Mississippians eat or drink has to go through them — barring federal regulations (Severson, 3/13).

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