in that climate of fear, an accusation alone was presumptive evidence of guilt
Recent Examples on the WebParty leaders from both sides in Congress have often stayed neutral until a presumptive nominee emerged from the primaries.—Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 14 Nov. 2023 The Department of Veterans Affairs has Parkinson's disease listed as a presumptive condition for veterans who served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days from 1953 to 1987 and were not dishonorably discharged.—Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 15 May 2023 But Trump is, if not the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2024 election, then certainly the likeliest candidate.—Grace Segers, The New Republic, 10 Oct. 2023 Texas is one of 28 states that does not offer presumptive eligibility for children in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and one of 11 states that has not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.—Sasha Richie, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 Colorado’s presumptive departure to the Big 12 next summer will leave the Pac-12 with nine teams for the 2024 football season.—Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 31 July 2023 Forte will be the presumptive favorite having last raced in the Florida Derby on April 1.—John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2023 Like – and this debate was sort of separate from what the presumptive nominations are going to be for both parties.—Nbc Universal, NBC News, 27 Aug. 2023 This includes proposals to allow states to extend presumptive eligibility to families, and encouraging states to allow all families to enroll for benefits online.—Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2023 See More
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