U.S. District Judge Gerald J. Pappert
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
c/o James A Byrne U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street, Room 5614
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Dear U.S. District Judge Pappert,
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 to for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and have criminal justice reform to protect people’s rights while reduce crime. U.S. District Judge Pappert, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania and in your current role in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as 44th Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 2003-2005, 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 launching investigations in public places that practice discrimination. Also in your role as Attorney General of Pennsylvania, I was very proud on how you a moderate Republican were bipartisan by working with Democratic Governor Ed Rendell on finding ways to have criminal justice reform like expand drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug addiction, provide programs to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get assistance for law enforcement resources to help reduce trauma, and work on getting fund to improve forensic science including DNA testing to help solve crimes while reduce sending an innocent person to jail. Another thing I really liked about your work as Attorney General was how you went after public officials who were corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, prosecuted companies or industries that polluted water resources or the environment to help protect people’s health, and many others. In June 2014, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to help him on improving the criminal justice reform and helping him improve the country. In your current role as U.S. District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, and use reasonable judgment on protecting civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people form unreasonable searches. Also I like on how you are a moderate Republican on supporting Civil Rights, protecting the environment, and pushing for criminal justice reform.
U.S. District Judge Pappert, 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 your role as Attorney General of Pennsylvania and as current U.S. District Judge gives me motivation to continue to learn history with 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, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others.
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 the criminal justice system and supporting Civil Rights. You have truly inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and to continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I would like to meet you someday to learn more about your work. I wish you the best to continue to push for criminal justice reform.