Dorothy Brown

  • Dorothy Brown has run the Cook County court clerk’s office for the last 12 years

Our criminal justice system is rife with disparities along lines of race, income, and power. The grass gap is just one of them.

Yet it’s impossible to confront or even monitor the system’s flaws without first overcoming a troubling disparity of another sort: the gulf between the public’s right to know and the access offered by our institutions of justice.