2010 Civil Rules Report
That seems to be the net result of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure – a select group of hipster federal judges, various wonky academics, practitioners with time on their hands, and business groups – which held a swanky conference last Spring to debate proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
There was much ado about electronic discovery, "metadata," anecdotal examples of discovery gone amok -- in other words, line up the usual suspects.
After all that effort, the committee has finally produced their interim report to Chief Justice Roberts.
Reading the report, I don't get any sense any big changes to the Rules are in the pipeline. They seem to be taking a very neutral position, merely describing the bigger controversies without proposing any resolutions to them.
Perhaps that is a result of holding the conference at dreaded Duke.
Sheesh, how'd this blog get so procedural all of a sudden?