New York soda portion-cap litigation

The litigation challenging New York City’s sugar-sweetened-beverage portion-cap rule continues, with the city’s final appeal set to be argued before the New York Court of Appeals on June 4.  I submitted this amicus brief in support of the rule’s validity, along with five colleagues – Rick Hills of NYU, Michael Herz of Cardozo, Kathleen Morris of Golden Gate, Clayton Gillette of NYU, and Rick Su of Buffalo – courtesy of our lawyers at Reese Richman.  Our brief is clearly having an impact on framing the litigation, as evidenced by the city’s response to amici, and the soda industry’s.

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Paul Diller is an associate professor at Willamette Law whose research focuses on local government, policy innovation, the police power, and related issues of state and federal constitutional law. His scholarly work has appeared in, among other journals, the Stanford Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. In recent years, Diller has worked on local obesity prevention policy with a leading nonprofit public health organization. Diller graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Pennsylvania, both magna cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoys baseball, snowboarding, drinking coffee, and spending time with his family.

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