Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves
c/o United States Court of International Trade
1 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0001
Dear Judge Choe-Groves,
My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a storng interest in learning history, social justice, and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights or civil liberties from being weaken while reduce crime, and improve social justice to improve society. Judge Choe-Groves, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work in the judicial system to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s office from 1994-1997, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecuting people who commit hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need to combat against racial profiling to help protect minorities rom being oppressed without probable cause. Another thing that I liked about your work as Assistant District Attorney was that you were an advocate for victims of crime or victims of domestic violence to get help from law enforcement services on dealing with their trauma, support the idea of drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the treatment they need to reduce drug addiction, and push for educational awareness programs to help address the need to reduce gun violence including other crime. In your role as Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Office of the United States Trade Representative during 2005-2010, I was very proud on how you worked with Republican President George W Bush and Democratic President Barack Obama to work on improving trade laws to help find ways to make products safe for consumers to use and expand protection laws to help protect intellectual products from being stolen or hacked by foreign countries. In July 2015, I was very proud on how you accepted President Obama to be nominated to serve as United States Judges of the United States Court of International Trade to help him improve the judicial system while work on fixing trade laws and congrats on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2016. In your current role as United States Judge of the United States Court of International Trade, I really like on how you are a continuous advocate for the need to strengthen consumer protection laws to make products safe, support the need to expand investigation on companies that practice fraud or abuse on worker’s rights, and support Civil Rights. Besides your work in the judicial system, I like on how you are active in the Asian American community by advocating for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, supporting the need for educational awareness programs to help address the need to teach people about Asian American culture including history, and expanding funds to help Asian American communities get help.
Judge Choe-Groves, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also being an Asian American with autism is a difficult struggle due to some Asians including some Asian Americans tease me or get judgmental about me having a disability and believing that I don’t meet their standards. When I face these struggles it makes me sad. However, your commitment to be an active in the Asian American community including advocate for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights drives me to continue to be confident to be proud to be an Asian American with autism while develop an interest in learning Asian American culture with history. Your role in the judicial system including your current position as Judge of United States Court of International Trade motivates me to continue to my interest in learn history, social justice, and public policy. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger, improver social justice to help people, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support Civil Rights, push for common sense ideas in trade laws, and work with President George W Bush and Obama on finding ways to improve trade laws. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue to be proud to be an Asian American when I struggle with a disability, and to continue to learn different subjects. I was wondering if you could please share some advice about working hard on my disability and explain what it is like serving on the United States Court of International Trade. I wish you well to continue to your role in the United States Court of International Trade.