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Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large soft drinks has drawn some
surprising opposition in court, the Associated Press reports from New
York:

The NAACP's New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation
have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the
rule from taking effect March 12. Critics are attacking what
they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while
city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and
proper move to fight obesity.

The issue is complex for the minority advocates, especially
given that obesity rates are higher than average among blacks
and Hispanics, according to the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. The groups say in court papers they're
concerned about the discrepancy, but the soda rule will unduly
harm minority businesses and "freedom of choice in low-income
communities."

They must be worried about Sprite flight.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large soft drinks has drawn some
surprising opposition in court, the Associated Press reports from New
York:
The NAACP's New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation
have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the
rule from taking effect March 12. Critics are attacking what
they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while
city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and
proper move to fight obesity.

The issue is complex for the minority advocates, especially
given that obesity rates are higher than average among blacks
and Hispanics, according to the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. The groups say in court papers they're
concerned about the discrepancy, but the soda rule will unduly
harm minority businesses and "freedom of choice in low-income
communities."
They must be worried about Sprite flight.
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nice post.

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