InformationWeek > Microsoft > Microsoft's Antitrust Settlement Sharply Questioned > November 5, 2003: "Led by the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Microsoft's antitrust adversaries had another day in court to protest the provisions of the settlement the company worked out with the Bush administration. The antitrust battle was joined Tuesday in oral arguments before the six-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia.
Attorney General Tom Reilly of Massachusetts said the settlement was so wrong-headed that its approval by U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly represented an abuse of her discretion. Massachusetts is the lone holdout state continuing to protest the settlement.
'Microsoft has been repeatedly found guilty of antitrust violations but it has not yet been held accountable for its actions,' Reilly said in a statement made before his court appearance. 'It continues to crush innovation, competition, and consumer choice in the software industry.' "
Yes, this too, is something that bothers me about the Bush Administration. They gutted an already weak settlement against the worst monopolist of our time. They aren't business friendly, they're business horny.