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Old 14th May 2019, 10:51 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
A bit off topic, but I have always been a bit confused why these kind of full on "moral" laws (for want of a better word. Eg Death penalty and abortion, gun restrictions etc) are State decided, yet silly things like age of having a beer are federal.
Possession and consumption of alcohol are state laws. However, the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 cuts federal highway funding to states where the purchase age is not at least 21. As a result, all states set the legal age as 21. The Act was challenged in South Dakota v. Dole. The Supreme Court ruled that the Act was not unconstitutional.
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