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Parent Instructions for Preparation of Individual Summations
Date 6 January 1948
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 6
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from January 1948
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
GENERAL HEADQUARTERS SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION SECTION 6 January 1948 MEMORANDUM TO: Legal Staff Preparing Summations Against Indivi¬dual Defendants FROM: Joseph B. Keenan, Chief of Counsel SUBJECT: Instructions for Preparation of Individual Summations 1. In view of the fact that the ruling of the Tribunal requires the prosecution to proceed first with its final argu¬ment, in order to meet the translation and processing problems, it will be necessary to complete the summations against the individual defendants long before the rebuttal is completed. To be able to have the argument for the prosecution fully prepared at the time its reading in court begins, it is imperative that those persons, whose defendants have completed their defense, hand in to Mr. Horwitz by Friday, January 9, 1948 at 4:00 P.M., three copies of their completed summation. 2. In order to take care in the summation of evidence offered in rebuttal, all evidence approved by the Rebuttal Committee should be included. The citation for such evidence should be to the IPS document number (e.g. IPS Doc. No. 3284). The exact exhibit number and transcript page will be later pro¬vided to the court. Any of the offered rebuttal evidence not admitted by the Tribunal will be deleted at the time of reading, if not done earlier. 3. An exact form which is to be followed in processing the individual summations has been set up. Stenographers will receive their instructions on this from Miss Braun in Room 340. To avoid any confusion, these instructions must be followed to the letter. 4. The prosecution is not pressing the conspiracy charges in counts Nos. 44 and 53. They should therefore be ignored in the preparation of the summations. -1-