Large Sugary Drink Ban Halted in NYC

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 5:06 PM EDT

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Large Sugary Drink Ban Halted in NYC

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 5:06 PM EDT

According to a report from New York television station WABC, a state judge has dismissed New York City's planned ban on sugary drinks as illegal.

The ban was scheduled to take effect on Tuesday.

According to the WABC report:

In the decision, the judge wrote that (mayor) Bloomberg's sugary drink 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."

Judge Milton Tingling added that the ban raised concerns because it would apply "to some but not all food establishments in the city, (and) it excludes other beverages that have significantly higher concentration of sugar sweeteners and / or calories on suspect grounds..."

Shortly after the ruling, Mayor Bloomberg's office tweeted, " We plan to appeal the sugary drinks decision as soon as possible and are confident the measure will ultimately be upheld."

Read the entire report from WABC HERE.