Equal Protection or Due Process Paper
Professor Carmina Perez-Fowler
In the mid-1980's, some states increased their legal drinking age to 21 years of age. These changes were made due to federal support of the increasing age, in hopes of encouraging traffic safety. Many other methods of safety were introduced to assist in traffic safety. These methods included but are not limited to sobriety checkpoints and random drug testing. These changes had a large impact on laws, society and policy throughout the country. This paper will discuss: how to analyze the effect of these policies changes, what approach and information should be researched and implemented, different political groups reactions, due process and equal protection issues, The Supreme Court’s three-tiered test and how different perspectives affect this policy change, implementation, and evaluation.
Effect of these policies changes
Some would ask “how could the effect of this change, of policies in place be gauged?" The collection of qualitative and quantitative data has been an ideal method of collecting data that can be used to measures satisfaction rates, usage by a citizen, and effect of the changes in policies in place. Change in the States which adopted the policy changes that, resulted in, the increase of drinking age across could be noticed across the country.
Research and Implementation
What approach to take and what types of information should be researched and implemented are key components to successfully changing policy. By not complete the proper research an administration may decide to make budget cuts in accurately and gravely affect the agency or organization.
Political groups will have a large affect on the change in policy. If a political group agrees with the change in policy; the administration may receive data that shows the positive impact in demographic data. however, if the policy change is...