FACTOID # 21: 15% of Army recruits from South Dakota are Native American, which is roughly the same percentage for female Army recruits in the state.
 
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Encyclopedia > Rebuttable presumption

In law, a rebuttable presumption is an assumption that is made that will stand as a fact unless someone comes forward to contest it and prove otherwise. It is somewhat controversial in that it is seen as effectively reverses the presumption of innocence in some cases.


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Oregon Judicial Department - Publications (1683 words)
According to petitioner, the rebuttable presumption had the effect of shifting the burden to the county to establish, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the use was not continuous.
The nature of "rebuttable presumptions," she argues, is such that the burden shifts to the opponent--in this case, the county--to establish by a preponderance of evidence that there was no such continuity.
ORS 215.130(10)(a) does not specify which theory of presumptions the legislature intended to implicate when it referred to the term "rebuttable presumption." Reference to the context of the enactment, however, makes it clear that, when the legislature uses the term "rebuttable presumption," it refers to the Morgan view of presumptions unless it specifically states otherwise.
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