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March 16, 2013

Soft drink law just falls flat

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Niagara Gazette — And what about the only occasional buyer of the large soft drinks? Can’t thirsty customers have a rare spree with 24 ounces of Coke if they feel like it?

The law was bound to be controversial because it smacks of government overstepping considerably. But Bloomberg has demonstrated amply, during his time in office, that controversy is no deterrent to him when it comes to doing what he believes is right for his constituents. You have to admire his spunk, even if you abhor some of his measures.

He is going to have a hard time satisfying the courts on this one, though. There’s a lot more to taking a big cup of Pepsi out of the hand of a parched patron than meets the eye. Or the law.

-- The Plattsburgh Press-Republican

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