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Word: retroactive

Definition: taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future


Sentences Containing 'retroactive'

"Program areas include": Freedom of Information Act, Information Access, Open Government, Overclassification, Pseudo-classification, Retroactive Classification and State Secrets Privilege POGO frequently uses the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to conduct investigations and has pushed to strengthen it.
Also, many psychics, such as James van Praagh, are accused of stating after the fact that they had predicted the event, even if evidence proves otherwise, also being an example of retroactive clairvoyance.
Although when the Freedom Fighters appeared in the first time in "Justice League of America" #107-108, they were considered natives from Earth-X, retroactive stories established the group as native from Earth-Two, who migrated to Earth-X.
American Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal (×3) United Nations Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
Both heroes were revived in 1970s Marvel Comics, generally but not exclusively in flashback stories depicting them in retroactive continuity as members of the World War II superhero team called the Liberty Legion.
Crean was promoted to the rank of chief petty officer, retroactive to 9 September 1910.
During Reconstruction, retroactive loyalty oaths were proposed by Radical Republicans, which would have barred former Confederates and Confederate sympathizers from federal, state, or local offices.
He was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant in 1921 (retroactive to 1920).
In 1922, he received his permanent commission as a Second Lieutenant(retroactive to 1919).
In January 2012, Christie became the first lawyer to successfully challenge an application under British Columbia's "Civil Forfeiture Act", when the BC Supreme Court found that the retroactive forfeiture of a truck subsequent to a criminal prosecution was "clearly not in the interests of justice."
In July 2008, Congress passed, and on July 10, 2008, President George Bush signed, the FISA Amendments Act, which granted retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies for past violations of FISA.
It was dismissed on June 3, 2009, citing retroactive legislation in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. On October 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review "Hepting".
On remand the SEC charged the company's officials on different grounds, under its own enabling act. The court used the case as an opportunity to discuss the merits of policy-making through adjudication and retroactive rule-making.
Retroactive interest is not billed through this card unlike the former Citi financial Enterprise card. Also available is a 12 month equal payment plan at a promotional rate of 13.5%.
Retroactive is the fourth album by Grand Puba.
Retroactive placement may be made at most 10 days after the time of injury.
The case was dismissed on June 3, 2009 by Judge Walker, citing retroactive legislation (section 802 of FISA) stating that The case went under review in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by a three judge panel (Harry Pregerson, Michael Daly Hawkins, and M. Margaret McKeown).
The Crown was further separated amongst its dominions by the Statute of Westminster 1931, and, though it was not adopted by Australia until 1942 (retroactive to 3 September 1939), the law's validity in the United Kingdom required its government to seek Australia's consent in allowing the abdication of Edward VIII as the King of Australia and all the other Dominions in 1936.
The Hepting plaintiffs opposed the motion to dismiss, asserting that the FISA Amendments Act's retroactive immunity provision was unconstitutional. Judge Walker heard oral arguments on December 2, 2008, and took the matter under submission.
The law is retroactive to July 27, 2005.
The two teamed on the "DC Retroactive: JLA - The '90s" one-shot in October 2011.
This award is retroactive back to the graduates of the first SLC on June 14, 1985.
Undergraduate courses were added in 1985, and the bachelor’s degree program was formalized within the College of Engineering in 2001; it was accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 2008 (retroactive to 2006).

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