Estate of Denial news clips (11/18/16)

Trump’s Tax Reform Will Champion Reform Conservatism


November 10, 2016

As official Washington emerges from its election night VIP lounge hangovers and post-campaign thousand yard stares, thoughts have turned to the early agenda of a Trump Administration.

Toward the top of that list is fundamental tax reform. Many of the stars are aligned. Trump ran on a big tax cut package. The House GOP, via Speaker Ryan and Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) have developed the deep dive outline of what tax reform will look like. Another element helping the cause here is that tax reform has gone through the process of critical re-thinking and data mining known as “reform conservatism.”


Herman: Legal fight over the remains of Texan famous for legal fights

Austin American-Statesman

November 11, 2016

Maybe he would have wanted it this way. In life, John O’Quinn was a legendary litigator. In death, he has sparked litigation that could become legendary.

O’Quinn was 68 and a longtime, big-time barrister when he died in 2009. He was interred in a mausoleum on his 5,000-acre Wimberley ranch. Five years later, his remains were moved to Louisiana.


Lawyer accused of stealing from trusts pleads guilty (VT)


November 14, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – A Vermont attorney accused of stealing money from trust accounts has pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

The Bennington Banner reports that 60-year-old William O’Brien of Winooski faces up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine when he’s sentenced in May.