Bloomberg defends soda rule after judge strikes it down

03/12/2013 | National Public Radio

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended his ban on sugar-sweetened drinks that are larger than 16 ounces and said the city will appeal a judge's ruling that struck down the measure hours before it was to take effect. State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling called the ban arbitrary and said the "loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the stated purpose."

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