In the wake of Monday’s verdict in the antitrust trial, media reports focused on the negotiations and recriminations between Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department. But other players want a say in the outcome—namely, the 19 state attorneys general piggybacking on the feds’ lawsuit. In 1998, Jacob Weisberg detailed the “odd alliance between liberal legal activism and conservative devolutionary zeal” that enabled states to set their own antitrust policies. Later that year, Michael Kinsley tried to figure out how Robert Bork, who literally wrote the book on the benefits of monopolies, came to shill for Netscape. (Bork defends himself here.)