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Frank's Closing Statement December 8, 1982

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In Frank Galvin's final statement to the jury, he talks about faith in justice that only be summoned from the heart. Galvin's characrter is played by Paul Newman in the 1982 film, The Verdict.

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We become weak; we doubt ourselves; we doubt our beliefs; we doubt our institutions; and we doubt the law.

But today you are the law. You are the law, not some book, not the lawyers, not a marble statue, or the trappings of the court. See, those are just symbols of our desire to be just. They are, in fact, a prayer, I mean a fervent and a frightened prayer.

In my religion, they say, "Act as if you had faith; faith will be given to you."

If we are to have faith in justice we need only to believe in ourselves and act with justice. See, I believe there is justice in our hearts.

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