On June 29, in the midst of the state’s budget crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger quietly signed into law the Electronic Discovery Act (Assembly Bill 5), which enacts comprehensive electronic discovery rules through amendments to the California Code of Civil Procedure. Because the Legislature deemed it urgent legislation, it is effective immediately.

Almost identical legislation passed the California Legislature unanimously in 2008, but Schwarzenegger vetoed it — not based on any opposition on its merits, but rather because at that time the governor was vetoing all bills he considered nonpriority during the state’s 2008 budget crisis.

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