Once you start to notice it, you see it everywhere. Burden-shifting is pervasive.The author began to notice the power of presumptions when examining how to protect the rights "retained by the people" referred to in the Ninth Amendment without having to enumerate each one. He proposed the creation of a "presumption of liberty" that would extend the same protective presumption now accorded freedom of speech to all other rightful exercises of liberty. This presumption would shift the burden to the government to justify as necessary and proper any restriction on the rightful exercise of any liberty.
17 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 613-625 (1994)
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Barnett, Randy E., "The Power of Presumptions" (1994). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 1251.