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NY Times/AP: Judge Sends Microsoft Case to Supreme Court

Jun 20, 2000, 20:56 (0 Talkback[s])

"A federal judge sent the landmark Microsoft antitrust case directly to the Supreme Court Tuesday, handing the Justice Department a victory in the drawn-out legal battle."

"U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson also delayed the part of his June 7 order aimed at imposing restrictions on Microsoft business practices found to have been anticompetitive. That order had automatically stayed the breakup of the company into two parts, pending all appeals."

"The nation's highest court is nearing the end of its term, and it was not clear whether the Supreme Court would get into the case this term. The high court can either accept the case or turn it back to the appellate court for review."

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