Wired: Microsoft Decision Coming Early?

“The Justice Department reportedly plans to decide as early as
Tuesday what punishment is appropriate in the Microsoft antitrust

“The court-imposed deadline is next Friday, but Microsoft
said in an internal email message obtained by Wired News that
government lawyers will file their proposed sanctions up to three
days earlier.”

“Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson
ruled that Microsoft had repeatedly violated antitrust laws, a
decision that presaged a potentially severe punishment during the
next phase of the trial.”

“Jackson has told government attorneys he would prefer to see
the proposed remedies earlier in the week.”