Notorious Nanny Mayor Smacked Down by New York Supreme Court

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg was dealt a stinging blow by New York State Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling yesterday when he stuck down his overreaching, overbearing, business-killing ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, and placed an immediate injunction on the law that was supposed to take effect today.

“[The city] is enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” Tingling wrote. “It is arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some but not all food establishments in the city, it excludes other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and/or calories on suspect grounds, and the loopholes inherent in the rule, including but not limited to no limitations on refills, defeat and/or serve to gut the purpose of the rule.”

A group of business owners, movie theatres, beverage distributors and unions brought the lawsuit against the city and argued that the law was an overreach by the mayor because the law would only apply to businesses that fall under the control of the city’s Department of Heath. Large chain supermarkets and chain stores like 7-11 would be exempt.

Bloomberg vowed to appeal… of course… claiming he has no doubt he would win in the end. But for now, New Yorkers can feel comforted by the fact that the Nanny of Gotham City finally got a taste of his own medicine.