Fairy Tale

After 126 days of feverish dawdling, the biggest sedition trial in U.S. history adjourned for a two-week vacation. Prosecutor O. John Rogge, who has sworn to show the jury every one of his 9,000 documents "if it takes forever," admitted sadly: "It's just impossible to estimate the length of this case. All our estimates seem now like fairy tales."

It has been strongly hinted that the defendants, accused of conspiring with the Nazis to undermine morale in the U.S. armed forces, are trying to stall until the war ends. If delay has been a deliberate defense tactic, it has been a...

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