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Re: They Own the Courthouse

  >        A likely scenario, then, goes something like this:  Even if Jackson
  >is incensed enough at the flouting of his recent injunction to hold
  >Microsoft in contempt, he  won't get a chance to do it or make it stick.
  >The appeals court is almost certainly going to find the firm innocent of all
  >charges, probably before the lower court has ruled on the contempt
  >charge--which means those appellate judges will then set aside the
  >underlying injunction.  No injunction, no contempt.  Case closed.
   OK, but suppose the lower court does get the contempt charge through
  first. Is contempt not a criminal charge?  Would the contempt charge then
  go to criminal court and therefore be under a different set of judges than
  the civil court anti-trust charges? Or are civil court contempt charges
  themselves tried in civil court?