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CRN: DOJ To Rush Microsoft Case Directly To Supreme Court

Jun 07, 2000, 23:12 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

",i>The U.S. Department of Justice has decided to push for the Microsoft Corp. case to go directly to the Supreme Court on appeal."

"Assistant Attorney General Joel Klein said Wednesday that the U.S. Solicitor General has moved to act under the Expediting Act to request that the case go directly to the Supreme Court and skip the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which is next in line to hear the case on appeal...."

"Judge Jackson makes the determination on whether to turn the case over to the Supreme Court, Klein said. The government will file its request with the court "in a timely fashion," following Microsoft's filing of its notice of appeal, he said."

"Microsoft can contest the move, however. The software giant has the right to ask the Supreme Court to return the case to the Court of Appeals for review before it ultimately reaches the Supreme Court."

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