New York State Supreme Court Judge Milton Adair Tingling Jr. all but slapped the 16-ounce beverage out of the self-righteous hand of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and replaced it with one that holds double that amount and more.
Just when El Bloombito was about to regulate Xtreme Big Gulp-style drinks out of the Big Apple by prohibiting the sale of sugar-laden drinks larger than 16 ounces – but only in some places – along comes Milton and shuts Mike down.
Not only did Tingling, a former cabbie and subway conductor, eradicate the ridiculous prohibition, he permanently stopped the city from enforcing the ban set to go into effect in mid-March. Much to the chagrin of City Hall, Milton’s ruling stated:
“[The city] is enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations.”