The powers of the government of the State of Arizona shall be divided into three separate departments, the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial; and, except as provided in this Constitution, such departments shall be separate and distinct, and no one of such departments shall exercise the powers properly belonging to either of the others. This article establishes the general principle of separation of powers, one that is deeply rooted in American constitution-making. The Arizona framers “were not satisfied with an implied limitation” on interferences by...
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