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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
South Dakota v. Dole
Citation:483 U.S. 203 (1987)
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South Dakota allowed adults ages 19 and over to purchase beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol. Congress passed a law that withheld a certain percentage of federal highway funds from states that allowed the purchase or possession of alcohol by people under the age of 21.
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