Monday, March 11, 2013

Hero Judge Halts NYC Mayor's Soda Ban

A state judge today stopped City Hall from banning New York City restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks, reports NyPo.

Without the ruling by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues, convenience stores and other places regulated by the city's health department would have been prohibited -- starting tomorrow -- from selling sugary drinks of more than 16 ounces.

Tingling permanently stopped the city from enforcing the ban.

“[The city] is enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations," New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled.

The regulations are "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," the judge wrote.

The mayor's office released a statement saying that it would appeal the decision.

"We plan to appeal the decision as soon as possible, and we are confident the Board of Health’s decision will ultimately be upheld," said New York Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo.


  1. Wow! THAT's heroic!
    In fact, I'm "Tingling" with excitement over this display of judicial wisdom!!
    Sorry, had to do it...

  2. That duufus Bloomberg actually said "I got to defend my children and you and everybody else" from obesity. This guy has completely gone off the deep end, and anybody who defends him is simply arguing to be a child.