Judge overturns ban on big sugary drinks in NYC

So much for  government regulation of the amount of soda a person can drink.   At what point do we have the right to poison ourselves if we want?

I am not sure govt. has the right to control how much we drink, regardless of the substance.

New York Times email:

A judge invalidated New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks on Monday, one day before it was to go into effect, dealing Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a major blow.


The decision by Justice Milton A. Tingling Jr. of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan blocks the city from putting the rules into effect or enforcing them.

Justice Tingling said the rule banning the drinks was “arbitrary and capricious.”


So is the judge right in this case?  You can be sure john Stewart will have something to say about this!

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