The fight to ban the Big Gulp is still fizzing under Mayor de Blasio.
The city will appeal to the state’s highest court in a continuation of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to ban sodas over 16 ounces, officials said Monday.
City lawyers will argue the case at the Court of Appeals on June 4, the Law Department said.
For the record, I'm a fan of this legislation. There's nothing banning you from buying two goddamned 16-ounce sodas if you want 32 ounces of soda. But people don't want to buy two 16-ounce sodas because it looks gluttonous. (And I say this as someone who bought plenty of Big Gulps, back in my Diet Coke-drinking days.) These public health laws exist to enable you to make smarter decisions; I don't think of this as any different than requiring restaurants to put calorie counts on their menus, or laws requiring warning labels on packs of cigarettes.