Except as otherwise provided by Act of Congress, or by rules or regulations prescribed
by the administrative agency pursuant to statutory authority, or pursuant to executive
order, a presumption imposes on the party against whom it is directed the burden of
going forward with evidence to rebut or meet the presumption, but does not shift to
such party the burden of proof in the sense of the risk of nonpersuasion, which remains
throughout the trial upon the party on whom it was originally cast.
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