New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg seems to have a gift for setting himself up for a fall, politically speaking of course. Most knew that there would be a huge backlash over his initiation of a “large sugary drink ban”, but didn’t really know just how it would turn out. Some have wondered (including this writer) if Bloomberg lives on another planet!
However, after the original ban on large sugary drinks, if you thought that looney Bloomberg couldn’t get any more looney, guess again. New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg and his minions had then decided the when you order a pizza for delivery; you may not purchase a 2-liter bottle of any sugary soft drink. All delivered sugary drinks must be in containers no larger than 16 ounces. All of this now seems to be a moot point for the would be tyrant.
New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling 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.
Judge Tingling also wrote in the regulations that it would "not only violate the separation of powers doctrine, it would eviscerate it." And that;
"Such an evisceration has the potential to be more troubling than sugar sweetened beverages," he wrote.
More importantly, the judge ruled that the NYC government did not have the authority to ban legal items merely by claiming such a ban would "prevent chronic disease."
At least someone in the New York court system has a head on their shoulders!
Copyright © 2013 by: Jake Jones