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City Soda Fight, in Court, Tests Agency's Power

Jun 05, 2014 - The New York Times - Biographical Materials

ALBANY -- New York City's battle over sugary drinks is entering its endgame. But much more than soda is at stake.

A plan to limit the sale of large, high-calorie beverages, championed by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as a novel way to fight obesity, went before the State Court of Appeals here on Wednesday, the city's final recourse after a lower court judge struck down the proposal last year.

But health advocates and legal experts say they are less concerned about the fate of two...