The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead.
The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and dashing the hopes of health advocates who have urged state and local governments to curb the consumption of drinks and foods linked to obesity.
Sorry if that sounds full of a certain weary contempt for Mike Bloomberg and his endless quest to tell people what to do. Then again, that’s exactly how I feel, so perhaps that’s the reaction I wanted to publicly show anyway. All I know is, this shouldn’t have had to end up being handled in court. We would have gotten faster results if enough people had committed to dumping their Big Gulps over Mike Bloomberg’s head every time Bloomberg appeared in public.