I am ashamed for the American Bar Association that they should bow to such obvious pressure from Microsoft to allow them to sit upon a committee that was established to curtail the activities of rampaging monopolies. The act seems entirely too coincidental to be anything other than a sellout of the American public. Were there more men of honor, they would not allow a company that has lost its antitrust litigation to sit upon such an influential committee.
It is blatantly obvious that Microsoft only seeks to chair this committee so that they may make recommendations that favor their ongoing settlement and any further judicial oversight of their compliance. It is blatantly obvious once again that the monetary influence of Microsoft is able to purchase their way into key committees, legislators offices and within the Judiciary and all other branches of government as well."