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Judge stop New York City ban on large sugary drinks

Judge halts New York City ban on large sugary drinks New York City's planned ban on the sale of large sugary drinks won't go into effect Tuesday after a state judge blocked the restrictions, calling them "arbitrary and capricious." "The court finds that the regulation ... is laden with exceptions based on economic and political concerns," Justice Milton Tingling wrote. Scheduled to begin at midnight, the law would have restricted the sale of sugary drinks to no more than 16 ounces. The law would have exempted a variety of retailers -- including 7-Eleven, seller of the iconic "Big Gulp" drinks, because it is regulated by the state, not the city. "The effect would be a person is unable to buy a drink larger than 16 ounces at one establishment but may be able to buy it at another establishment that may be located right next door," Tingling wrote. The lawsuit was brought by a group of business associations -- including the American Bever