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NYC Gov't Officially Asks Top State Court to Review Big Soda Ban Ruling

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media outside the West Wing of the White House after meeting with Vice President Joe Biden, Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Vice President Biden and Mayor Bloomberg discussed the Obama administration's proposals to reduce gun violence. Bloomberg was also scheduled to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednsday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't prepared to give up on his super-sized sugary drinks ban. In fact, the city government is asking the state's highest court to weigh on on the debate -- one that has sparked a mixture of intense critique and support.

The move comes after the state's Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled last week that the measure was unconstitutional. New York City is now asking the Court of Appeals to take yet another look, as officials continue to defend the measure.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo Credit: Getty)

Bloomberg had already hinted that the move to continue the battle was coming, as the Associated Press notes; Monday's news simply solidified it. As TheBlaze previously reported, the mayor called the decision "a temporary setback" last week and pledged to fight on.

The lower-court ruling, a unanimous opinion, found that the city's Board of Health, was acting beyond its bounds in instituting the super-sized sugary drink ban (the ban was on drinks larger than 16 ounces).

Now, the fight forges on.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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