Vanderbilt Law Review

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This survey is directed to the law peculiar to local government. Although nearly every case involves law applicable to parties other than governmental agencies, the focus of attention here is on the aspects peculiar to such agencies. Critique of the law of general application is not within the scope of this article. Although "Elections and Representation" could be treated (as it was last year) under the topic of "Relations of Local Government and Private Persons," it is separated here to emphasize the logical distinction between laws concerned with the creation of governmental agencies on the theory that power is derivative from consent of the people, and laws concerned with the relations between individual persons and an established government.