While Specter claims the high court’s decisions in those two cases were effectively an “end run” around Congress’ authority to amend the FRCP, in reality the bill is just the latest of a series by Democrats to overturn decisions they don’t like for political reasons, and to make it easier for their allies in the plaintiffs’ bar to force defendants to settle meritless claims because of the cost of litigation.  Far from denying plaintiffs with meritorious claims access to the federal courts, the new decisions require plaintiffs simply to allege suuficient information to show that their claim is not frivolous, without forcing defendants to engage in expensive and intrusive discovery.