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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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Regardless of the type of political system that it might recommend, the head of the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (Con-Com) has rallied his members to ensure that the proposed federal system would enhance and strengthen the prevailing checks and balances among the three branches of government.
A cornerstone of our democratic society is the coequal status of each of our three branches of government and their respective independence.
He said that the proposed blueprint would be the subject of a rich discussions between the executive and legislative branches of government.
I have had the great honor of working in a variety of capacities in the legislative and executive branches of government, as well as in the private sector as a practicing attorney," Jameson said.
Retired Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said there's "virtual dictatorship" in the sense that the three branches of government are no longer co-equal.
I believe that the three branches of government should cooperate to render more services to the people," Amoli Larijani said.
What makes this legislative proposal troublesome and extreme is it violates a fundamental principle of constitutional democracy: The three branches of government ought to be separate and independent.
Rosen is not a strict majoritarian (and indeed he reserves some of his hardest shots for Justice Holmes, who was), but he clearly suggests, both here and elsewhere in his recent work, that things will go better for the Court if it can avoid ticking off big chunks of the country and the political branches of government.
In order to preserve the balance of power among the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, our courts must be free from political interference.
People will be asked, for example, not only what the three branches of government are, but also why we have three branches.
They set up three separate, but equal branches of government (a phrase also nowhere to be found) that check the others' power.
Knowledge of government did not fare much better, with 73 percent of those polled able to name all three of the Three Stooges, while only 42 percent could name the three branches of government.