Judge Judith E. Levy
c/o Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
200 E. Liberty Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Dear Judge Levy,
My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, criminal justice system, and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect civil liberties while reduce crime, and many others. Judge Levy, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain on how I find your work as current Judge of The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and your activism in the judicial system to be very inspiring to me.
When you served in the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 199-2000, I was very proud on how you advocated for the need to make Civil Rights stronger in a work place to protect people with disabilities, women, minorities, and LGBT people from being discriminated. Also in your role in that division I liked on how you went after businesses that did discriminate or violated Civil Rights Act in order to reduce discrimination and even prevent from repeating the same mistakes in the past. In July 2013, I was very proud on how you accepted President Obama to be nominated for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to help him make a great difference for our country. Congrats on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2014. In your current role as U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, I really like on how you continue to support Civil Rights, advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, express the need to reduce racial profiling in order to protect minorities including immigrants from being stereotyped by law enforcement, and continue to support LGBT rights. Another thing that I really like about your role is how you continue to express the need to protect our fundamental civil liberties like the 4th Amendment to protect from unreasonable search warrants and 6th Amendment the right to have a trial including a lawyer to represent you including hearing the evidence being presented. Also I like on how you are working hard to reform the criminal justice system by finding ways to reduce drug addiction by expanding on treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need, have community service for non-violent offenders including juveniles, and many others.
Judge Levy, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Also another thing that I struggle with a disability is when people use bigotry or get judgmental about me being different and push me away from social groups. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and your continuous advocacy for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. I enjoyed watching “Judge Judith E. Levy: Never Work a Day in Your Life” on Youtube because you did a great job explaining about your life in the judicial system along with explain more about your role as Judge of The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Your role in the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in your current role in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan motivates me to continue to learn history and understand the importance of Civil Rights including civil liberties.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the judicial system including society. I’m very proud on how you are continuing to support Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, and many others. You have inspired me to continue to work hard on my disability, be interested in learning about your judicial work, and continue to learn history including Civil Rights with civil liberties. I was wondering if sometime I could get a chance to meet you to learn more about your role in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and because you really inspire me to work hard on my disability. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a difference in the judicial system, and inspiring me. I wish you well to continue to make an impact on the judicial system.
Matthew B. Winick