“Having maintained its innocence throughout the federal district court trial, which it lost, and in the appeal, which it lost in a split decision, it should surprise no one that Apple is taking its e-book antitrust case to the highest court in the land,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

P.E.D. reports, “Accompanying Thursday’s 250-page petition was a brief statement to the press: ‘When Apple launched the iBooks Store in 2010, we brought choice to consumers and innovation to ebooks. We have always acted in the best interest of customers and content creators of all sizes. We did nothing wrong, and stand by our principles. At this point, our only recourse is to take this to the Supreme Court.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This case against Apple has everything: A clueless U.S. DOJ, whiny, a jealous rival seeking to protect an actual ebooks monoploy, a rubber-stamping, prejudiced U.S. federal puppet, a nasty court-appointed crony, etc., but it lacks one important thing, actual hard evidence proving that Apple did anything wrong. And that’s why the U.S. Supreme court should agree to hear the case.

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Lawyers have complained for years that Judge Denise Cote pre-judges cases before she enters the courtroom – August 14, 2013

Apple asks U.S. Supreme Court to toss e-books antitrust decision – October 29, 2015
U.S. federal puppet Denise Cote says Apple e-books antitrust monitor’s term to end – October 13, 2015
U.S. DOJ says Apple e-books antitrust monitor no longer necessary – October 13, 2015
Apple is its ‘own worst enemy,’ U.S. antitrust monitor Bromwich claims – October 6, 2015
WSJ: U.S. Supreme Court should strike down the risible antitrust campaign against Apple – July 1, 2015
Apple is headed to the Supreme Court over e-book antitrust case? – June 30, 2015
Apple loses appeal in e-book price-fixing case – June 30, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]