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Outdated Laws Can't Keep Pace With Today's Technology
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Outdated Laws Can't Keep Pace With Today's Technology

Two stories have dominated the news this week: Microsoft and the stock market. Monday evening a federal judge ruled against Microsoft in a landmark antitrust lawsuit. Wall Street went on a wild ride Tuesday, after Monday’s record losses on the Nasdaq, the largest fluctuations in market value were recorded. This volatility has been attributed to a rumored interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve and to squeamishness with technology investments after the Microsoft judgment.

04/05/2000
CSE Staff and Activists Earn Media Coverage
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CSE Staff and Activists Earn Media Coverage

CSE’s staff and activists earned significant television, radio, print, and Internet media coverage denouncing Judge Penfield Jackson’s conclusions of law in the U.S. Department of Justice’s case against the Microsoft Corporation.

04/05/2000
Judge Jackson strikes out with Microsoft Ruling
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Judge Jackson strikes out with Microsoft Ruling

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04/04/2000
Settle Differences on School Bond
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Settle Differences on School Bond

Copyright 2000 News & Record (Greensboro, NC) News & Record (Greensboro, NC) April 4, 2000, Tuesday, ALL EDITIONS SECTION: EDITORIAL, Pg. A11 BY CHARLES F. FULLER During the past several months, N.C. Citizens for a Sound Economy has closely followed and researched the Guilford County commissioners' $ 200 million bond proposal to build and renovate schools. As we understand it, the May 2 referendum will help education without an increase in your property taxes.

04/04/2000
Capitol Comment 273 - Class Action Lawsuits: We Are All Victims Now
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Capitol Comment 273 - Class Action Lawsuits: We Are All Victims Now

Not everyone is getting rich through tech stocks these days. There is a large group of people becoming wealthy through another hot investment: the state-based class action lawsuit. Unfortunately, it is the trial lawyers who reap huge benefits, while plaintiffs often receive only coupons. The Class Action Fairness Act of 1999 (S. 353) is a positive step towards reining in frivolous class action lawsuits and the trial lawyers who encourage them.

04/03/2000
CSE responds to Judge Jackson's Conclusions of Law
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CSE responds to Judge Jackson's Conclusions of Law

Earlier today, the presiding judge in the government's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft issued an opinion known as the "conclusions of law." Regrettably, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson paints a picture of Microsoft that is far from reality. Labeling the company a monopoly, he said that Microsoft "maintained its monopoly power by anticompetitive means" and attempted to monopolize the Web browser market. The judge also ruled that Microsoft violated another section of the law by "unlawfully tying its Web browser to its operating system" and could be sued under state anti-competition laws. In reality, Microsoft's behavior is the lawful byproduct of the most competitive marketplace in the world. The government's actions through this case threaten to limit that competition and the innovation and consumer benefits that come from it.

04/03/2000
ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE EASLEY'S STATEMENT REGARDING THE CONCLUSIONS OF LAW ANNOUNCED TODAY BY THE JUDGE IN THE MICROSOFT ANTITRU
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ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE EASLEY'S STATEMENT REGARDING THE CONCLUSIONS OF LAW ANNOUNCED TODAY BY THE JUDGE IN THE MICROSOFT ANTITRU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cari Hepp (919) 716-6413 or Ashley Westbrook (919) 716-6484 April 3, 2000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "This is a good decision for e-commerce. There are many members of the computer software industry that call North Carolina home. They deserve to compete on a level playing field that encourages excellence and innovation." "Our anti-trust laws were created to ensure a competitive market place. Competition leads to innovation and fair pricing for consumers."

04/03/2000
Parties Should Pool Efforts on School Bonds
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Parties Should Pool Efforts on School Bonds

Copyright 2000 News & Record (Greensboro, NC) News & Record (Greensboro, NC) April 3, 2000, Monday, ALL EDITIONS SECTION: EDITORIAL, Pg. A8, In a perfect world, both Democrats and Republicans would recognize the vast expanse of common ground they share on the Guilford school bonds. In a perfect world, both parties would see that they already have agreed in principle to the bonds, which would raise $ 200 million to finance desperately needed construction throughout the system.

04/03/2000
Alexander Graham Bell, Meet Senator William Roth
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Alexander Graham Bell, Meet Senator William Roth

Yesterday was a big day in the history of telecommunications. On March 30, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell made the fist telephone call. Countless schoolchildren have memorized his first message, "Watson come here. I need you." Over the last 124 years, the telephone has gone from being a curiosity, to a luxury item, to a common, everyday method of communication.

03/31/2000
Letter to FCC Chairman William Kennard on Interstate Access Charge and Universal Service Reform
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Letter to FCC Chairman William Kennard on Interstate Access Charge and Universal Service Reform

March 31, 2000 The Honorable William Kennard Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. -8-B-201 Washington, D.C. 20554 RE: Interstate Access Charge and Universal Service Reform Dear Chairman Kennard: Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation (CSE Foundation) supports the principles that guide the Coalition for Affordable Local and Long-Distance Service (CALLS) proposal now pending before the Commission.1

03/31/2000

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