New York Court Strikes Down Large Sugary Drinks Ban As "Arbitrary And Capricious"

A victory for freedom:

A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries, one day before the new law was to take effect.

State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan ruled the new regulations 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….the loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the state purpose of the rule.”

What worries me is that the court ruling that enforcement of this law is arbitrary is only going to prompt an even more draconian sort of ban.

Because, as C.S. Lewis wrote, “those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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