Separation of Powers in the Constitution

It is generally agreed by all of the panelists in this roundtable discussion that the separation of powers is important to… read more

It is generally agreed by all of the panelists in this roundtable discussion that the separation of powers is important to democracy. Scalia argues that this system prevents any one branch from becoming too strong, and therefore maintains a limited government. Cutler observes that separation is the wrong word, as there is considerable overlap of powers between the branches in many vital areas. Pitofsky is the only panel member to argue that the separation of powers must be extended considerably. He thinks the many federal regulatory agencies are not controlled adequately by any one branch. close

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Separation of Powers in the Constitution

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Program ID:
5117-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 26, 1988

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  • Nov 26, 1988 | 1:50am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 26, 1988 | 7:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 26, 1988 | 10:35pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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