The Connecticut Constitution, like the federal constitution, divides government into three branches. I love the language of Article Second of the state constitution:
The powers of government shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confined to a separate magistracy, to wit, those which are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those which are judicial, to another.
It couldn’t be simpler, right? Three branches or departments: executive, legislative and judicial. Period. End of story. Read the rest of this entry »