Lori Singleton-Clarke for the Wall Street Journal

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Miss Singleton-Clarke fought the man and won.  What makes her case exceptional is that she fought the IRS without a lawyer.  She got her papers in order, prepared her case, and won a victory that sets a precedent for thousands of other Americans in her shoes.  She’s seen here clasping the paperwork that she so carefully organized to create her watertight case.

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The newspaper asked for pictures of her with the paperwork, and since it was a portrait I asked Lori to spread out the files on her dining room table.  I loved the light, the chairs, the fruit bowl and the color of the walls in the room and I thought they all spoke to her personality- neat and tidy with a place for everything and everything in its place.  She started going through the papers, silently reminiscing.  I myself have had minor legal scuffles in civil matters (I was owed a substantial sum of money that was long overdue and a nightmare to collect) and I know how things like this, how all the papers and anxiety can keep you up at night and degrade your health and well being.  I also know the immense relief of coming out the other side, successful and free to move on to better, happier things.  Miss Singleton-Clarke has my admiration for her efforts.

You can read the article here.