Tug of war continues over Microsoft appeal

The struggle for control of the landmark antitrust case rolls on as the government asks the U.S. Court of Appeal to bow out.

CNET News staff
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The Department of Justice asks the U.S. Court of Appeals to cede any authority over appeal of the Microsoft case, as the software giant fights plans to send the case directly to the Supreme Court.

"It looks to me like they're trying to cut the court of appeals out completely."

- George Washington University School of Law professor Bill Kovacic


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