Few doctrines attract more universal acclaim than local government "home rule"; even fewer possess a more convoluted heritage or content. As for heritage, difficulty inheres in locating a point of origin, for "home rule has roots deep in Anglo-American political history." As for content, imprecision begins with terminology itself, for "in point of fact the term has never been given legal definition and can scarcely be regarded as a term of our law at all."
Sentell, R. Perry Jr.
"The Georgia Home Rule System,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 50
, Article 6.
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