Gates Could Get a Gift from the Gipper

The Reaganite-dominated U.S. Appeals Court is set to rule on Microsoft's appeal -- and that'll almost certainly benefit the company

One of the biggest games in Washington these days is trying to handicap the effect the Bush Administration will have on the Microsoft case. Every word that new President, his senior advisers, and Charles James, Bush's nominee to head the Antitrust Div. at the Justice Dept., have uttered in the last year has been fully parsed.

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