Judge strikes down NYC ban on large sugary drinks

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(CNN) — A state judge in New York on Monday invalidated the city’s upcoming ban on sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in certain venues, a major setback for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has backed several laws aimed at New Yorkers’ health.

The limit on the large drinks is “arbitrary and capricious,” a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled Monday.

The measure was to take effect Tuesday, and Bloomberg’s office said in a Twitter message that the city will appeal.

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