The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health.Ironically, the ban is supported by those who supposedly believe in economic fairness...
The first courtroom arguments in the closely watched case ended without an immediate ruling - and with opponents saying they planned to ask a judge to delay enforcement during the suit, which has broached questions of racial fairness alongside arguments about government authority and burdens to business.
The NAACP's New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups have joined a legal effort to block the first-of-its-kind restriction, igniting questions Wednesday about the groups' ties to the beverage industry.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Color Of Soda
Is Michael Bloomberg a racist?