Judge Overturns Bloomberg’s Soda Ban, for Now

March 11, 2013 | Samer Kalaf

Mayor Bloomberg probably has a sadface right now. New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled today that the soda ban planned to start Tuesday will be on hold and ignored. Tingling called the ban “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences.”

Furthermore, Tingling 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.

Looking at this helpful guide, it seems like almost everything’s exempt from Bloomberg’s halted edict. The proposed ban is full of sugar and fury, signifying nothing. There’s no word as to whether or not Bloomberg will appeal the ruling, but for now, enjoy your large, sweet beverages.