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This Article surveys administrative law developments in appellate cases from June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007. Only cases from the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals have been reviewed. As compared to prior years, the number of cases in which administrative law principles played a significant role showed no upward spike. There are many other topics that concern elements of administrative law, but this Article does not address cases containing those specific subject matter topics. There is likely some duplication of cases among the subject matter topics, but only the administrative law elements are emphasized in this Article.

This Article begins with cases that concern standing to initiate certain types of proceedings and then turns to the defenses and immunities discussed in administrative law cases. Standards of review and the effects of agency actions come next, and the last substantive topic discussed is the ever-present question of a direct or discretionary appeal. This Article finishes up with a recounting of the acts enacted by the Georgia General Assembly in its 2007 regular session that affect the composition and powers of administrative agencies.