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?
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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