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Microsoft Case Heads Back to Lower Court

High court refuses to decide on case, opting instead to send it to appellate courts first.

According to several online reports, the U.S. Supreme Court has sent Microsoft's antitrust case back into the hands of the appellate courts. The decision means a small but important victory for Microsoft, since it gives Microsoft another chance to argue its case. Back in June, the Justice Department had originally advised U.S. District Judge Jackson to send the case straight to the Supreme Court for timely resolution.

Details and commentary on this decision can be found at several sources, including:

Key court decisions and chronology of legal events in this case can also be found at Microsoft Legal News, http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/legalnews.asp.

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