Commentary: Microsoft: Put Down The Stopwatch, Your Honor

Let's get this straight. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson needed 21 months to complete the first phase of the Microsoft Corp. trial: determining whether the company broke antitrust laws. But now he wants to wrap up the remedy portion of the case--and, it would appear from a May 24 hearing--put his stamp of approval on a breakup plan in a matter of weeks.

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