separation of powers

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separation of powers:

see Constitution of the United StatesConstitution of the United States,
document embodying the fundamental principles upon which the American republic is conducted. Drawn up at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, the Constitution was signed on Sept.
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In almost all states, including New Hampshire, the risks to citizens of combining the three powers of government in the hands of a single branch of government are checked by rights to appeal agency decisions to courts and through legislative oversight of agency regulations.
It is supralegal in that it requires judges to put aside their independent judgment and defer to administrative power as if it were above the law--which our judges do far more systematically than even the worst of 17th-century English judges, and it is consolidated in that it combines the three powers of government (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial) in administrative agencies.
She added that the new law will touch all three powers of government, and that she will push a law on transparency,(http://oglobo.