"The ruling really isn’t a surprise, and it probably isn’t the end of this issue. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has the will and resources to continue the fight.Got that, you rubes? 'Nobody needs'... (fill in the nanny state micromanagement du jour).
Personally, I’d like to see limits. Obesity is an expensive problem, and sugary drinks are a prime culprit. Sorry, nobody needs a 24-ounce Coke in one sitting."
In short , liberalism only advances through the police power of the state.
A USA Today report on the judge's ruling is here.