(PIX11) — Foiled again!
A state appeals court has sided with a lower court that struck down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt in March to ban big, sugary drinks over 16 ounces .
Tuesday’s ruling was unanimous. The judges said such a ban belongs in the legislative arena — not the city Board of Health. Bloomberg views the ruling is a “temporary setback,” vowing to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.
But, the beverage lobby is pleased as punch with the latest decision:
“We are pleased that the lower court’s decision was upheld. With this ruling behind us, we look forward to collaborating with city leaders on solutions that will have a meaningful and lasting impact on the people of New York City,” the American Beverage Association said in a statement.