Lawyers for New York City are seeking review from the state's highest court of its controversial ban on sugary sodas over 16 ounces. A judge blocked the ban in March, and the city is seeking intervention from a higher court as it attempts to bring the law into effect. The city's chief lawyer, Michael Cardozo, said,
"This is a pressing public health matter that deserves careful review by the state's highest court. The Board of Health must be able to combat the growing obesity epidemic, and there is clear precedent for the board to have that authority."