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InfoWorld: Report: Bush chooses MS-friendly antitrust chief

Feb 13, 2001, 18:29 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George A. Chidi)

"President Bush will likely return Charles A. James to his former position as the Justice Department's antitrust chief, according to press reports Tuesday."

"James last served in the role of acting assistant attorney general for antitrust in 1992, the last year of the first Bush administration. He currently serves as chair of the antitrust and trade regulation practice for the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue."

"It is not immediately clear how James' appointment will affect the division's most prominent antitrust case, U.S. vs. Microsoft. The Wall Street Journal reports that last year James said that consumers have benefited by there being a common software platform and that a breakup of Microsoft would cause a "divergence" of that common platform."

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