Judge Halts Bloomberg's Sugar Drink Ban, Calls It Illegal, Arbitrary And Capricious

Tyler Durden's picture

Just hitting the tape ahead of tomorrow's scheduled hit of Bloomberg's ban on "large sugary drinks":

  • Judge invalidates New York City's ban on large sugary drinks; ban had been scheduled to take effect tomorrow.
  • Judge says sugar drink limit "illegal"
  • Judge finds ban to be arbitrary and capricious.

Has the time come to ban independently thinking judicial authorities who don't agree with multi-term Spanish-speaking authoritarians?

From the WSJ:

A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning New York City restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks, a major defeat for the mayor who has made public a health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure at city Hall.


The city is "enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations," New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling decided Monday.


The regulations are "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," the judge wrote. "The simple reading of the rule leads to the earlier acknowledged uneven enforcement even within a particular city block, much less the city as a whole….the loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the state purpose of the rule."

We pray Judge Tingling didn't miss a comma or two in his New York State bar exam or else Holder will have a drone on permament patrol above his home.

His name was Milton Tingling

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ParkAveFlasher's picture

This is totally important!

knotjammin2's picture

If I could like this comment 50 times I would.  Made my day!!!

Pladizow's picture

Where you stand depends upon where you sit and of course whose lined your pockets!

Manthong's picture

What’s the big deal?

Bloomberg’s dictates are only offensive and illegal if you take the Constitution seriously.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Make no mistake.  As a NYC "outerborough" resident my "Bloomberg Offense Detector" melted down sometime in spring 2003.  The nerves went numb and really all I get is a dull whine. 

But, welcome to the party, pal.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



The regulations are "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," the judge wrote.

Damn, that sounds bad.  Right?  Thank you, brother!

flacon's picture

If I was mayor of NYC I'd ban all short people with the last name of Bloomberg. 

ZerOhead's picture

The city is "enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations," New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling decided Monday while slurping up the last noisy dregs of a 7/11 Big Gulp...

smlbizman's picture

i can see that little muthafucker now...getting his step stool out and climbing up in the big peoples chair with the phone books on it and typing out a piece of his mind....i hope he breaks his fucking legs getting down.....


looks like napolian bloomberg could reach the down arrow..or is it his mother....

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Napoleon reference is always make Russian laugh. Boris is laugh so hard is make 32 ounce of Cherry Coke expel through nasal cavity!

GetZeeGold's picture





King Bloomberg gets his ass kicked.....have a big gulp on me Amigo.


I hear they're looking for a new Pope.

Might want to consider applying for that position.

TruthInSunshine's picture

The judge looks like the dude from The Green Mile.

camaro68ss's picture

dont mess with the bro's grape soda.

BeaverFever's picture

Hmmm I hope he's not diabetic

TerminalDebt's picture

Looks like he had a few too many sugary drinks himself

XitSam's picture

That's what Freedom looks like ... free people making their own choices.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

That's what freedom looks like.

I'd go a step further and say that's what priming demand for healthcare in order to dilute per person costs looks like.  If everyone in the world has diabetes, then health.gov gets a volume discount for insulin!  And that's all that counts, right!

It's not just a banana republic, it's a hyperbanana republic!

Joe Davola's picture

After drinking all that sugary soda, none of those hyper banana's could be found hanging around in their hammocks.

Pool Shark's picture








All Risk No Reward's picture

It is probably high fructose corn syrup which is genetically modified (to be a pesticide or to make herbicide saturation possible) and high in mercury content.


PS - If you support cane sugar (non GMO) drinks and remove support form GMO pesticide/herbicide "food," you will get better quality food that won't drive as much chronic disease.

That's bad for Big Agra and Big Pharma.

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

soda drinkers and judges that side with soda drinkers are all 'Enemy Combatants'......release the drones.

Key-Rick's picture

It's outrageous, egregious............preposterous!

Maestro tell you to ban the sodas?

McMolotov's picture

The regulations are "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences..."


"The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced."

—Frank Zappa

Marge N Call's picture

Tried to, seems like the nycourtsystem.com site is temporarily unavailable. Jeez, I wonder how much they spend on their "web presence" and it can't handle a few thousand concurrent connections....

20834A's picture

He'll just task his "5th largest army in the world" with stop-n-dump. I fucking hate him.

Stoploss's picture

"Has the time come to ban independently thinking judicial authorities who don't agree with multi-term Spanish-speaking authoritarians?"


Why, yes, yes it has..

Stoploss's picture

Almost forgot.

Judge, please avoid all hot tubs and any body of standing water more than one inch deep, (you know the drill).


Thank you, and good luck.

Say What Again's picture


I love it when they use those big words.

Half of the US population won't know what that means.

A Nanny Moose's picture

It's the sugary kids drink that comes in silver bags, right?

akak's picture

I think it is a sign of the Zodiac, or has something to do with goats.  Both should be illegal anyway --- for the children!

A Nanny Moose's picture

Yeah, but I can't put that on my EBT card.

Intoxicologist's picture

Yep, it is.  It comes right behind Aquarium and Feces.

August's picture

Thank you for the goat reference. 

It's good to see that ZH denizens are mindful of our classical heritage.

FubarNation's picture

You know he might have meant Capri Sun but was loaded when he wrote it.

QQQBall's picture

I know


Jennifer Capricious - ex-tennis player

ParkAveFlasher's picture

8+ years after Bloomberg bought and sold NYC and pissed on every binding document from parking tickets to the City Charter to the Constitution, people are suddenly wise and angry. 

That boat sailed.  Plenty of other things to be mad about.

Hey look, big gulp ban! [swipes your wallet]

NotApplicable's picture

I guess you could call this "the soda straw that broke the camel's back."

Say What Again's picture

May I please have a 32 oz coke and large bottle of Makers Mark?

pods's picture

Maybe this will set the stage for a 4-loko comeback?


zerozulu's picture

Victory for Freedom.


Fuck you Al-caida

We know how to defend our freedom.