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This Article surveys cases from the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals from June 1, 2005 through May 31, 2006 in which principles of administrative law were either illuminated or formed an important piece of the decisionmaking. For a change, the Authors observed a significant decrease in the number of reported cases during the survey period, but that drop should certainly not be interpreted as any type of trend. No attempt has been made to survey cases that would properly fall under categories of more specific articles in this issue, although some degree of overlap is inevitable because of shared subject matter.

This Article begins with a discussion of cases on standing and moves to a review of defenses and immunities brought forward by administrative agencies. Standards of review for agency decisions are the next topic, followed by cases showing the effects of agency actions. The last topic for the survey of appellate cases reviews the differentiation between direct appeals and discretionary appeals. The Article concludes with a brief review of noteworthy enactments from the 2006 regular session of the Georgia General Assembly.