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Byline: John Hendren
Oct. 10--WASHINGTON--The Supreme Court yesterday rejected a longshot bid by Microsoft to overturn an appeals court's finding that the world's largest software company violated antitrust law.
The court turned down the Redmond company's appeal without comment, allowing the case to go forward in a lower court.
Microsoft had argued that a June 28 appeals court decision didn't go far enough. In that ruling, the appeals panel threw out a district court judge's order to break Microsoft in two and removed the judge from further proceedings. Microsoft contended that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia should have vacated every ruling U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson made after he revealed what the appeals judges called "an appearance of bias" in out-of-court …