|Tojo's Counsel Asks for Delay in War Trial News Article
|30 May 1946
|C.W.J. Phelps Collection
|Second Phelps Scrap Book
|University of Virginia Law Library
Pacific Stars and Stripes Page Four May 30 Tojo’s Counsel Asks for Delay in War Trial Time Needed to Make Adequate Preparations for Trial, Defense Says Defense counsel for former premier Hideki Tojo and other war criminal suspects have filed a formal motion with the International Military Tribunal for the Far East requesting postponement of their trial date from June 3 long enough to allow them “a reasonable period of time as will enable counsel for the defendants to adequately prepare for trial.” The defense pointed out that the prosecution had been preparing their case for the past six months and had “hundreds of assistants, investigators and expert personnel gathering information.” United Press quoted sources saying that some members of the defense staff were “not entirely pleased” with the selection of Navy Capt. Beverly M. Coleman has head of all defense counsel and that this was partly responsible for the delay motion.