“Federal Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Law on Ad Warnings for Sugary Drinks.” “Court Strikes Down San Francisco’s Soda Health Warnings.” “11-Judge Appeals Court Panel Overturns Soda Warning, Citing U.S. Supreme Court.”

These headlines sum up the media’s reaction to a January 30 ruling of an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Reading them, it would be logical to assume that San Francisco had suffered a devastating loss in court.