Did You Know...

   

NY judge halts Bloomberg sugary soda ban

Share
By Doug Powers  •  March 11, 2013 04:24 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Not so fast.

The “portion control” movement takes a hit:

A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Bloomberg’s administration from banning New York City restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks, a major defeat for the mayor who has made public a health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure at city Hall.

The city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling decided Monday.

The regulations are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences,” the judge wrote. “The simple reading of the rule leads to the earlier acknowledged uneven enforcement even within a particular city block, much less the city as a whole….the loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the state purpose of the rule.”

Oddly enough, I think Bloomberg has two yachts named “Arbitrary” and “Capricious.”

Now the city’s stuck with a bunch of 17-ounce inspection cups that the mayor will probably have converted into three bedroom loft apartments.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Measuring life by the spoonful

June 8, 2016 03:13 AM by Michelle Malkin

To your health! De Blasio cracks down on sodium, but public urination not a big deal anymore (Open thread)

May 29, 2016 09:23 AM by Doug Powers

deblasio

Whiz kid

Welcome to the bureaucratic Magic Kingdom: Looks like some ‘wait times’ are more acceptable than others

May 24, 2016 01:21 PM by Doug Powers

veterans

TSA security chief ousted, VA chief talks Disney

Dems celebrate record high signups for mandated Obamacare plans people can’t afford to use

May 17, 2016 11:37 AM by Doug Powers

affordable

Are we all saving $2,500 a year yet?

Obama reminds Rutgers grads to hold lying leaders *accountable (*starting maybe next year)

May 16, 2016 06:19 AM by Doug Powers

obamaplan

“Repeating falsehoods” is bad!


Categories: Barack Obama, Feature Story, Health care, Politics

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook