The scope of local government law covers the problems arising out of the functioning of units of government essentially local in character--the municipality, the county, the school district. Involved are the relations between the unit and its constituents or between the units themselves, the validity of its actions, the status of its officers or employees. In the era of increased government, the impact of this body of law is pervading.
Joseph Martin Jr.,
Local Government Law -- 1956 Tennessee Survey,
9 Vanderbilt Law Review
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