It is perhaps not exaggerating to say that no more far-reaching innovation in state government has been adopted in recent years than Nebraska's unicameral legislature. It is an axiom of political science - somewhat modified, to be sure, by the growth of administrative tribunals - that there are three branches of government: legislative, executive and judicial. Nebraska has drastically changed the first of these three by adopting a single-house legislature. This question whether the legislature shall consist of one or two houses has become the chief problem of legislative structure during recent years. The model state constitution drafted by the National Municipal League made the unicameral chamber the most important feature of the legislative set-up.
Lester B. Orfield,
THE UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE IN NEBRASKA,
Mich. L. Rev.
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