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The Standard: Can Microsoft Run Out the Clock?

Jun 22, 2000, 17:25 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jimmy Guterman)

"In what the Wall Street Journal termed a "surprise setback" for the Department of Justice, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has ordered that any immediate remedies against Microsoft (MSFT) be stayed pending the appeal process. (He ordered those same remedies only two weeks ago.) Outlets agreed that this was good news for Microsoft, no matter how furiously DOJ spokeslawyers tried to spin."

"The New York Times noted, "None of the steps Jackson ordered in his remedy ruling may go into effect for a year or longer, if they are upheld at all." (The story appeared on nytimes.com on the same page as a large ad for Microsoft Project 2000.) Along with the Journal, the Times led with the remedy delay. MSNBC, the San Jose Mercury News and CNET emphasized the leapfrog to the Supreme Court; ZDNet's angle was that all sides got a bit of what they wanted, and it pointed out that the top justices will decide whether it will take the case by Oct. 2. So we may have more than three more months of this before anything actually happens."

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