The powers of the government of the State of Oklahoma shall be divided into three separate departments: The Legislative, Executive, and Judicial; and except as provided in this Constitution, the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial departments of government shall be separate and distinct, and neither shall exercise the powers properly belonging to either of the others. One of the hallmarks of the U.S. Constitution is the concept known as separation of powers, in spite of the fact that the document does not explicitly refer to it. Here, the Oklahoma framers made...
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