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Court OKs Big Sugary Soda Drink; Rejects Ban

New Yorkers can buy as big a cup of soda as they want. The state's highest court is refusing to reinstate New York City's ban on the sale of big sodas. The state's Court of Appeals ruled today that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when it restricted the size of sodas. The court is siding with a lower court that overturned the 2012 ban. The city had hoped Thursday's ruling would reinstate the restrictions, which banned the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. The ban was pushed by then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a way to fight obesity and other health conditions.

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