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Article III, Alabama Constitution

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Article III of the Alabama Constitution is entitled Distribution of Powers of Government and consists of two sections.

Section 42

Text of Section 42:

Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments Established

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The powers of the government of the State of Alabama shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of which shall be confided 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 43

Text of Section 43:

Separation of Powers

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In the government of this state, except in the instances in this Constitution hereinafter expressly directed or permitted, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them; the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them; the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them; to the end that it may be a government of laws and not of men.[1]

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