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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
South Dakota v. Dole
Citation:483 U.S. 203 (1987)
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In 1984, Congress enacted 23 U.S.C. section 158, which directs the Secretary of Transportation to withhold 5% of the federal highway funds otherwise payable to states from any state which permits purchase or old. South Dakota, which permitted persons 19 years of age or older to purchase 3.2% beer, sought a judgment that section 158 violates constitutional limits on the congressional spending power and also violates the Twenty-first Amendment.
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