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Mayor vows to press on after NYC soda rule nixed

FILE – This May 31, 2012 file photo shows a display of various size cups and sugar cubes at a news conference at New York’s City Hall. A judge struck down New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks Monday, March 11, 2013 shortly before it was set to take effect, agreeing with the beverage industry and other opponents that the rule is arbitrary in applying to only some sweet beverages and some places that sell them. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

FILE – This May 31, 2012 file photo shows a display of various size cups and sugar cubes at a news conference at New York’s City Hall. A judge struck down New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks Monday, March 11, 2013 shortly before it was set to take effect, agreeing with the beverage industry and other opponents that the rule is arbitrary in applying to only some sweet beverages and some places that sell them. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, customers at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ call cheers with 24-ounce, left, and 16-ounce beverages, in New York. New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect. The restriction was supposed to start Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The rule prohibits selling non-diet soda and some other sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces. It applies at places ranging from pizzerias to sports stadiums, though not at supermarkets or convenience stores. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, a Coca-Cola poster about the city’s anticipated beverage ban is displayed at a pizza shop at New York’s Penn Station. New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect. The restriction was supposed to start Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The rule prohibits selling non-diet soda and some other sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces. It applies at places ranging from pizzerias to sports stadiums, though not at supermarkets or convenience stores. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)