The constitution's legislative article establishes the legislative branch of government. It assigns to it the power to make laws (which is plenary), specifies the ways in which representatives are selected and legislative processes are structured, and provides limits on legislative power. Like the federal constitution and a number of state constitutions, the Alaska Constitution does not provide an express, textual statement of the separation of powers doctrine. However, the Alaska Supreme Court recognized the existence of the separation of powers doctrine in...
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