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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary, Art.III Of the Distribution of Powers

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

The powers of the government of Iowa shall be divided into three separate departments—the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial: and no person charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any function appertaining to either of the others, except in cases hereinafter expressly directed or permitted. Although Montesquieu-inspired separation-of-powers principles “lie[] at the very foundation of [the American] constitutional system” ( State ex rel. White v. Barker , 1902), the text of the U.S. Constitution...
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