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Malcolm introduces Gary Bostwick, MacDonald’s lawyer in his suit against McGinniss. Bostwick was a man of average, kindly appearance and good humor and juries loved him. While Kornstein, McGinniss’s lawyer, abused his junior associate and came off as snarky and elitist, Bostwick was convincing in his goodness and confidence in the intelligence of the jurors. Kornstein constantly reminded the jurors of MacDonald’s murder conviction, a side issue to the present case, causing jurors to think he was attempting to distract or dupe them. Bostwick focused on McGinniss’s continued deceit and false promises of friendship. His angle of the moral and personal failure of McGinniss won the jury over. Bostwick made sure MacDonald appeared well-dressed and well-groomed in court so jurors would regard MacDonald’s crime and punishment as a thing of the past. Malcolm notes this posturing and presentation...

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