Court ruled that NYC went beyond jurisdiction on soda ban bill, expert says

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s signature legislation, a ban on large sugary drinks, is not going into effect on Tuesday as planned after the New York State Supreme Court invalidated the ban with Justice Milton Tingling calling it “arbitrary and capricious” as applied.

The law was controversial from the beginning. Some critics argue the mayor overstepped his authority in getting the city Board of Health to unilaterally regulate the sales. Others argue it was a violation of fundamental rights. Some business owners complained that it was unclear.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Jennifer Pomeranz, director of Legal Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, to discuss the decision and Bloomberg’s appeal.


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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.