Microsoft Appeal to be Streamed

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will be streaming audio coverage of the next phase in the Microsoft anti-trust case. The court cited "wide spread public interest in this case and the limited seating available" as the impetus for allowing Internet access to audio coverage of the aural arguments scheduled for Feb. 26 and 27.

Court drama enthusiasts can tune in from 9:00 a.m. EST at www.ABCNews.com, and www.c-span.com to join with the seven judges to listen to the arguments of Microsoft's appeal against the decision to break the company in two.

The court has scheduled time to discuss whether U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who handed down the original decision, showed his bias against the company after the trial. Microsoft attorneys are reportedly heartened by a decision in another recent case in which the judge was dismissed for comments made outside the courtroom.

This marks the first time that this court has allowed streaming audio coverage of oral arguments.

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