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Survey Article


This Article surveys the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals administrative law cases from June 1, 2003 through May 31, 2004. Over two dozen pertinent cases were decided during the survey period, many of them containing highly novel elements. The novelty of certain facets of the cases only stands to reason, as all levels of government continue to increase reliance upon administrative agencies to perform necessary functions. The regulatory framework imposed by these agencies never fills in all the blanks regarding those functions. The unanswered questions invariably invite appellate court decisionmaking.

No attempt has been made in this Article to review cases that are administrative in nature but fall under another specific subject matter of this issue. Rather, the central themes for this Article are appellate cases highlighting the administrative procedures of agencies, the ramifications of agency decisionmaking, and, as noted above, appellate attempts to fill in the blanks for administrative agencies.