New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's initiative to ban the sale of soft drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces may be a boon to lawyers, according to the Wall Street Journal. At least one attorney is predicting success:
"It's a pretty slam-dunk win," said Robert Bookman, an attorney who has long represented the restaurant industry. He added: "They don't have the authority to interfere with interstate commerce. Just because they license restaurants doesn't mean that they can determine every item that could be sold in a restaurant or the sizes of it."
As usual, The Onion is on top of the story:
"This is going to be a huge blow to businesses that charge people a quarter to use their toilets."