Georgia Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Spring 1971), pp. 499-528


In the Fall 1967 issue of the Georgia Law Review, there appeared a somewhat ambitious effort to survey the law of municipal annexation in Georgia. That rather stuffy treatment at least served to demonstrate the existence of a history on the subject dating from the beginning of time in this State. It also purported to make one or two daring thrusts at formulating principles then apparently settled and at identifying legal points around which further evolution might be anticipated.

Some apparently believed that these thrusts were more negative than daring and that they reflected an approach which was basically restrictive or nay-saying in its nature. That will not here be conceded. Certainly there will be no such concession in light of current events. For with the Georgia supreme court's recent decision in Plantation Pipe Line Co. v. City of Bremen, the nay-sayer appears an unpopular fellow in local government law.