South Dakota v. Dole .

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South Dakota v. Dole. By Cadet Taylor. Actualities of the Case . .
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South Dakota v. Dole By Cadet Taylor

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Facts of the Case . In 1984, Congress authorized enactment requesting the Secretary of Transportation to withhold five percent of government interstate assets from states that did not embrace a 21-year-old least drinking age. South Dakota, an express that allowed people 19 years old to buy liquor, tested the law.

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Question Presented Did Congress surpass its spending powers, or disregard the Twenty-first Amendment, by passing enactment molding the honor of government parkway subsidizes on the states\' appropriation of a uniform least drinking age?

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Conclusion No. In a 7-to-2 choice, the Court held that Congress, acting in a roundabout way to energize consistency in states\' drinking ages, was inside established limits. The Court found that the enactment was in quest for "the general welfare," and that the methods done as such were sensible. The Court likewise held that the Twenty-first Amendment\'s constraints on spending force were not forbiddances on congressional endeavors to accomplish government targets by implication. The five percent loss of expressway assets was not unduly coercive.

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