Mayor Bloomberg confident soda ban will stand following appeal; ‘People are dying every day’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference this afternoon to defend his soda ban after a New York State Supreme Court justice invalidated it as “arbitrary and capricious.” (The press conference begins around the 23-minute mark on the YouTube video.)

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Lives are at stake, after all.

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Bloomberg compared the soda ban to a previous ban on lead-containing paint.

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Until the appeals process is complete, can restaurants and stores still sell 17 oz. drinks?

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The brief press conference is over, but we have a follow-up question for the citizens of New York.

https://twitter.com/_MissRandi/status/311236440140963842

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