Federalism and a state policy that was in opposition to the United States government policy. You will assume the role of a U. S. Supreme Court Justice. You will weigh the facts of the case and provisions from the United States Constitution to decide whether South Dakota policy or the United States government policy should prevail (“win”) in this situation.
The material below presents brief arguments from each side.
Federalism-a South Dakota case
South Dakota’s legal drinking age was 19 years old. Young people from neighboring states with higher drinking ages would drive to South Dakota to buy beer. Selling beer was also profitable for small businesses so that there were many business supporters of the current state drinking age.
Congress then passed a law requiring all….