Federal judiciary officials on Tuesday approved proposed changes to court rules that could reshape how discovery is handled in civil litigation—for better or for worse, depending who you ask.
The Judicial Conference of the United States, the judiciary’s policymaking body, adopted the amendments during its biannual, closed-door meeting on Tuesday. The rules will go to the U.S. Supreme Court for consideration. If the high court approves the changes, they’ll take effect Dec. 1, 2015, unless Congress steps in to oppose the amendments or to make adjustments.
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