Judge Blocks NYC’s Big Gulp Ban

New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks was to go into effect tomorrow, but today a state judge blocked the city from enforcing the new law.

The city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations,” wrote New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, blocking the rules one day before they would have taken effect. The city’s chief counsel, Michael Cardozo, pledged to quickly appeal the ruling. In halting the drink rules, Judge Tingling noted that the incoming sugary drink regulations were “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences” that would be difficult to enforce with consistency “even within a particular city block, much less the city as a whole.”

Some city restaurants have already ordered thousands of smaller size glassware.