By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Incs various objections to a court-appointed antitrust monitor in a case involving fixing e-book prices only confirm the importance of his work, a federal judge said on Thursday. If anything, Apples reaction to the existence of a monitorship underscores the wisdom of its imposition, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote wrote. Cotes comment came in a 64-page opinion explaining why earlier this week she had rejected Apples request to stay an order installing an external compliance monitor, after she found Apple liable for conspiring to fix e-book prices. The judge said she would allow Apple until Tuesday to file an appeal of her decision to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.