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Survey Article


Even in tough economic times, the work of administrative agencies seems to continue with particularly robust growth at the state level. The number of contested agency cases seems to be rising, even those involving the most trivial details. Although the idea of more government is not fashionable in most corridors, higher levels of activity by existing governmental agencies will be the norm until the state's economic picture achieves measurable improvement.

This Article is a survey of cases from the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals from June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2010. The cases chosen for review were prioritized by a concentration of administrative law principles in the opinions. One will be able to find specialized subject matters-some including administrative law principles-in other articles of this volume.

This Article begins with cases under Georgia's "any evidence" rule and then shifts to agency defenses. Next, cases highlighting judicial review and other standards of review for agency cases are addressed. The last section of the Article is an enumeration of legislation adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing administrative agencies as passed during the 2010 regular session of the Georgia General Assembly.