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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?