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New York City's Soda Ban Fizzles Out For Good

The Huffington Post  | By Christopher Mathias

 

New York City's efforts to revive former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban have finally fizzled out and gone flat.

The state's Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the city's ban on Thursday morning, ruling that the city's health department had "exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority" when it prohibited the sale of sugary drinks sold in containers larger than 16 ounces, The New York Times reports.

It's the third and final time the law has been struck down in court. The city now has no more appeals left and the soda ban, championed by Bloomberg as a means of fighting obesity, appears to be officially dead. 

To continue reading about the outcome of the appeal, please visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/soda-ban-new-york-struck-down-bloomberg_n_5533197.html.

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