U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford
c/o U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
P.O. Box 478
Rutland, VT 05702-0478
Dear U.S. District Judge Crawford,
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 for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. U.S. District Judge Crawford, 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 Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court from 2013-2014, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, expressing the need to make Civil Rights stronger to help protect minorities, women, and people who are different from discrimination, and pushing for strict sentencing for people who commit hate-crime to help protect people who are different. Also when you served in the Vermont Supreme Court I liked on how you supported the need for criminal justice reform like the need to expand drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug addiction, improve law enforcement resources along with the court system to help victims for domestic violence get help on reduce their trauma, and support the fundamental idea of the importance of reducing racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed. In May 2014, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to serve in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont to help him improve the judicial system. In your current role as U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont I like on how you continue t support Civil Rights, advocate with push for criminal justice reform, and protect people’s civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable search warrants. Another thing is I like how you are a moderate Republican on supporting Civil Rights, supporting criminal justice reform, and many others.
U.S. District Judge Crawford, 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. Your role as Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court and as current U.S. District Judge gives me motivation to continue to learn 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 to help improve communities, and the importance of criminal justice reform.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push criminal justice reform, and improve social justice. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn different subjects. I was wondering if you could please share with me your thoughts on serving in the judicial system. I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.