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"Justice Department to defend Microsoft prosecution"

I guess Bill Gates did his job in Washington. In the middle of the article, it goes:

Gates, who yesterday came to town at the request of the White House, also met with congressional leaders who gave him a warm reception and expressed their outrage about the DOJ's prosecution of the Redmond, Wash.-based software maker.

Following a meeting between Gates and House leaders, House Republican Conference chairman Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr., of Oklahoma issued a statement lambasting the DOJ's prosecution of Microsoft. He accused federal trustbusters of "using tired old tactics instead of focusing on the emerging field of technology in the new economy. The Justice Department has demonstrated that, with one major decision, they can send the entire world's economy into total disarray."

Watts is expected today to send a letter to Attorney General Janet Reno regarding the DOJ's prosecution of Microsoft, said a source familiar with the matter.

It'll be interesting what the DOJ will say in response to the matter. Let's see if it even sound "technical" this time around.

-- LL
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