Civil Conversations On Civic Matters: Separation of Power
Separation of powers, therefore, refers to the division of government responsibilities into distinct branches to limit any one branch from exercising the core functions of another. The intent is to prevent the concentration of power and provide for checks and balances.
What lessons did our framers learn which caused them to put this framework into our government? Are there activities which a branch of government can engage in without review? Why is the Judicial tasked with reviewing actions of the Legislative and Executive Branches? Why are Article II judges appointed for life?
Dr. Laurence Bove, J. Dean Carro, J.D., and Rabbi John Spitzer will facilitate discussion on these topics. Part of the Lifelong Learning Academy.
This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with support from the Walsh University Wilkof Jewish Studies Project.