U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
c/o Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse
401 West Washington Street, SPC 81
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2161
Dear U.S. District Judge Humetewa,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice. 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 while reduce crime, and many others. U.S. District Judge Humetewa, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona and as current U.S. District Judge to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 2007-2009, I was very proud on how you worked with President George W Bush to help our country. On Civil Rights, I liked on how you were an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecuted people or groups that committed hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and went after public places that practiced discrimination. Another thing that I liked about your work as U.S. Attorney was how you investigated public officials who are corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, went after industries that polluted the environment to help reduce pollution while improve public health, pushed for drug treatment programs to help drug-users get help in order to reduce drug addiction, expanded programs to help victims of human trafficking get the resources they need, and worked with Native American communities to help them get law enforcement resources to help reduce crime while assist Native American youth on protecting them from turning to crime. In September 2013, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to be nominated to serve as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to help him improve the judicial system. In 2014, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first Native American woman to serve in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. In your current position in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, I appreciate on how you continue to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights, advocate for criminal justice reform, and continue to work with Native American communities to help them get the legal resources they need.
U.S. District Judge Humetewa, 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. I enjoyed reading “The Native American story you don’t know (but should)” article on azcentral.com because I enjoyed learning how you made history by becoming the first Native American woman to be a federal judge and some of your work on Native American issues. Your role as former U.S. Attorney and as current U.S. District Judge motivates me to continue my interest in learning history and social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, improve social justice, have environmental protection, and many others. Also my letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to wish you a Happy Birthday for December 5th. My birthday is on December 3rd.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to improve Civil Rights, advocate for criminal justice reform, and many others. You really inspire me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn different subjects. Another thing is I like on your achievement on making history to become the first Native American woman to serve as federal judge. I was wondering if you could please share with me what it was like serving as U.S. Attorney and share some of your achievements in the U.S. District Court. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making great achievements in the judicial system, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great difference with common sense ideas.