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A New York state judge on Monday permanently restrained Mayor Michael Bloomberg from banning the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 oz. from various restaurants, mobile food carts, and other establishments, ruling the law was “arbitrary and capricious.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled the city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations” because they are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences.”

“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,” Tingling wrote. “The loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the state purpose of the rule.”

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