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Constitutional Law Keyed to Choper
South Dakota v. Dole
Citation:483 U.S. 203, 107 S.Ct. 2793, 97 L.Ed.2d 171 (1987).
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23 U.S.C. Section 158 authorizes the federal government to withhold a percentage of federal highway funds otherwise available to states that allow the purchase or public possession of alcohol by individuals under 21 years of age. South Dakota allows individuals 19 and over to purchase certain types of alcohol. Thus, the Department of Transportation will withhold 5% of the federal highway funds earmarked for the state.
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