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Top NY court will review Bloomberg's big-soda ban

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state's highest court has agreed to hear New York City's appeal of a ruling that blocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to stop many eateries from selling super-sized, sugary drinks.
    
The Court of Appeals on Thursday granted a request by city officials to challenge a mid-level court decision that struck down the measure in August.
    
Arguments and a decision by the top court are expected next year.
    
The lower court said the city Board of Health exceeded its authority by putting a 16-ounce size limit on high-calorie soft drinks. The cap would have applied to restaurants, stadiums and many other places.
    
Bloomberg says obesity is a worsening public health issue, and sugary drinks are a major driver.
    
The American Beverage Association did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

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