U.S. Circuit Judge Andrew Hurwitz
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
c/o Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse
401 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Dear U.S. Circuit Judge Hurwitz,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history with social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the importance of 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. Circuit Judge Hurwitz, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court and as U.S. Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court from 2003-2012, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, working to expand laws to help combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need to reduce racial profiling for the criminal justice system in order to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, pushing for more resources to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and advocating for the need for more funds for DNA testing including forensic science to help reduce sending an innocent person to jail while reduce crime is common sense to reform the criminal justice system. In November 2011, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to help him improve our country. In your current role as U.S. Circuit Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, I really like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights and are very committed to push for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I like about your work in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is how you use reasonable judgment to help protect our basic civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches.
U.S. Circuit Judge Hurwitz, 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 Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court and as current U.S. Circuit Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit 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 impact on the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you work hard to support Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, and protect civil liberties. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and be motivated to continue to learn history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to improve the criminal justice system, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great difference in the judicial system.