Drink up, NYC: New York's highest court refuses to reinstate ban on big sodas

June 27, 2014 3:22 AM

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Drink up, NYC: New York's highest court refuses to reinstate ban on big sodas

NEW YORK — Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials suggested they might be willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban.

The Court of Appeals found that the city Board of Health overstepped its bounds by imposing a 16-ounce cap on sugary beverages sold in restaurants, delis, movie theaters, stadiums and street carts. The appointed board tread on the policy-making turf of the elected City Council, the court said.

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