[District Courts], impatient with the failure of the national system to solve pressing, indeed urgent, procedural problems, utilize local rules in an effort to shape pragmatic solutions . . . . [as] one route to procedural change.
Thomas Y. Allman,
Local Rules, Standing Orders, and Model Protocols: Where the Rubber Meets the (e-Discovery) Road,
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