Help Us Enforce Nevada's Separation of Powers Doctrine!
The powers of the Government of the State of Nevada are divided into three distinct categories: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Pursuant to the Nevada Constitution, “no persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any functions, appertaining to either of the others, except in the cases expressly directed or permitted in this constitution.”
Yet, for years numerous Nevada government employees have simultaneously served as state legislators, in plain violation of Nevada’s Separation of Powers doctrine.
This practice has undermined the principle of representative government and eroded the Legislature’s ability to truly serve the public interest.
After all, few would support rules that limit their own power, which is precisely why the power to write the law must be kept separate from those tasked with enforcing the law.
The conflict of interest that results from government employees serving as legislators has led to a Legislature that serves the needs of government, rather than the needs of ordinary Nevada citizens and taxpayers. This means higher taxes, bloated bureaucracies and reduced governmental accountability and educational choice.
This is why we recently filed a lawsuit requesting the courts to finally enforce Nevada’s Separation of Powers doctrine and prohibit any one from serving in multiple branches of government at the same time.
If you believe government should follow the constitution, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help fund our Separation of Powers lawsuit!