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Arguments over the Fairness Doctrine often serve as proxy debates for larger issues, including the legitimacy of government’s affirmative duty to protect positive freedoms.

There’s no law that protected us, or affirmative action, that doesn’t even exist, right, in Germany.

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And, while it does require that individuals give affirmative express consent before sensitive data can be processed or transferred to a third party, the definition is less broad than what’s in COPRA.

From Digiday

Steps have been taken in recent decades to begin addressing this legacy in earnest, from anti-discrimination laws to affirmative action efforts.

From Time

If this limited deal does pass, it’s likely they’ll abruptly pivot to an affirmative economic message, suddenly extolling all they’re doing for the recovery.

Some three dozen had answered affirmatively to both and were deemed “fever with travel” jobs.

And, until Congress acts affirmatively, Cole said the DOJ will be dealing with these issues as they come, on a case-by-case basis.

All committee meetings would be open unless the committee affirmatively voted to close it.

When Guy answered affirmatively, the stranger brought Guy to his apartment to strum some tunes for his wife.

“Teller B responded affirmatively in Spanish,” the criminal complaint reports.

The bailiff nodded affirmatively, crossed the drawbridge and entered the donjon.

M. Regnard says affirmatively, that the grey squirrels of Lapland are the same animals as the French squirrels.

"That caballero and the persons of his suite," answered the old chief, affirmatively nodding his head.

Her husband evidently had no difficulty in following her train of thought, for he nodded once more, affirmatively.

Finally she enquired whether he knew how a will should be drawn up, and that, too, he answered affirmatively.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affirmatively, such as: affably, amiably, amicably, appropriately, benevolently, and charmingly.

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