Evaluations of the U.S. attorneys recently dismissed by the Justice Department under a little-known USA Patriot Act provision described them as "well regarded" and "very competent." Analysts discuss the firings and congressional charges of political tampering.

Apr 28

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Microsoft’s Reaction

Following the government's announcement, several Microsoft officials made statements critical of the Justice Department's action and defending their company.

Apr 01

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Microsoft Talks Break Down

Talks between the Department of Justice and Microsoft broke down over the weekend. The following is a statement released April 1 by U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Richard Posner in Chicago, the talks' mediator.

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