MS/DOJ: Microsoft, DOJ agree to schedule for appeals

US Solicitor General Seth Waxman sent a letter to the Supreme Court saying that Microsoft plans to submit an initial brief by July 26. The DOJ would then respond by August 15 and Microsoft would have until August 22 to issue a reply to the government's filing if it deems one is necessary, according to Waxman's letter.

The schedule detailed on Thursday could allow the Supreme Court to decide if it wants to hear the antitrust case during its next session, which is due to begin in October, or send it to the US Court of Appeals in Washington first.

In the wake of Jackson's breakup order, Microsoft and the DOJ are waging a furious legal battle over the potentially critical issue of which court will hear the company's promised appeal of the breakup order.

Microsoft has filed a notice of appeal with the Court of Appeals, which has sided with the company on earlier antitrust-related decisions and quickly said that it would take the case. But the DOJ is trying to expedite the appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing that doing so "is in the public interest because of (the antitrust case's) importance to the American economy".

On Tuesday, Jackson sided with the DOJ and sent the appeal directly to the Supreme Court. In a surprise move, the judge also postponed the implementation of the breakup plan and of a set of restrictions on Microsoft's business conduct until the company's appeal is heard.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?