The Electronic Discovery Law Blog announced today that:

The Judicial Conference today approved the package of proposed rule amendments addressing the discovery of electronically stored information. It was approved unanimously, without question or objection, and will now be considered by the Supreme Court. If promulgated by May 1, it will become effective on December 1, 2006 absent intervention by Congress.

My prior posts, here for example, have referred to the long process to amend the rules of civil procedure.