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Stephanie Mencimer deserves a responsible journalism award for “The Imperial Court” (1/12), as does Washington City Paper for having published it.

In the “court world” of D.C., there is an apartness, a separation which can’t be totally justified on security grounds.

The situation of separation of highly paid public employees from the citizenry benefits no one, including those in “privileged” positions.

Instead of fattening a judicial factory business system, more effort and money should be directed toward reducing retail food costs, housing costs, and improving public transportation.

“The Imperial Court” brings out the abstraction of the precious ones.

There are courts that appear to be pompous stage sets, not relating to justice, but to an arrogant, condescending system that pretends to deal with “the public good.”

Glover Park