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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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He said that the proposed blueprint would be the subject of a rich discussions between the executive and legislative branches of government.
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.
Pettis noted that surveys show most people have a poor understanding of how American democracy is structured, even to the point of being unable to name the three branches of government.
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.
Constitution, that dusty old document many have heard of but don't know much about, creates three separate branches of government and establishes the powers each shall have.
Former Harper's Editor Lewis Lapham, whose most recent cancer on the national attention span was a 5,000-word "Case for Impeachment" in the magazine's March issue, told a Harper's roundtable: "The media tends to believe that the branches of government are the Democratic and Republican parties.
That is one of the reasons that the framers put us here--to ensure balance between the branches of government, not to act as a professional cheering section.