Distribution of the Powers of Government, Kentucky Constitution

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The Distribution of the Powers of Government article of the Kentucky Constitution divides the government into three branches.

Section 27

Text of Section 27:

The powers of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them be confined to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those which are judicial, to another.[1]

Section 28

Text of Section 28:

No person or collection of persons, being of one of those departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in the instances hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.[1]

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