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Fascinating BARRONS' June 17 2000 editiorial "Injudicious Judge", by T.G. Donlan on T. Penfield Jackson's conduct in the Microsoft case over which he presided.

Donlan goes into this civil servant's reckless conduct as judge during the Microsoft breakup hearing, hearing which saw the company's stock's price cut in half, and which certainly had a play in the decline of SIRI's stock price.

Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, so does a sinking tide cause them to take water at some point. Microsoft is one of those stocks that act as the moon does on the tides of the stock market waters.

In the Penfield Jackson case, as with DoJ civil servant Joel Kline, to whom will investors go to get their money back if in fact Penfield's conduct was as incautious, injuridical, and reckless as the Barron's editorial claims? His conduct, it can be argued persuasively, cost investors to lose billions, perhaps tens of billions.

Investors on this board, and other SIRI boards, keep prattling about launch dates, shareholder percentage ownership, useless financial tables minutiae, which internet launch table on the first Sirius launch is correct-- is it orbireport.com or flatoday. com?, and the like, all the while remaining silent about-- if not because they don't realize-- who has really ripped off their investment dollars. It has not been the launch provider who has done so.

It has been, as my posting have indicated, those civil servants who are answerable to no one, forcing their egos into circumstances which actual law has never countenanced.

Mt. Donlan: excellent Barrons' article on T. Penfield Jackson.





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