SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's Republican attorney general is being criticized for rejecting a settlement of the antitrust suit against Microsoft and is bracing for a possible challenge for his party's nomination when he seeks re-election.
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff made up his mind just 15 minutes before the 11 a.m. Nov. 6 deadline to join with eight other states in continuing the antitrust litigation.
Microsoft, a $5,000 contributor to Shurtleff's 2000 election, wasn't the only entity irked by his decision.
He also angered his party's conservative wing.
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