U.S. District Chief Judge Nancy Torresen
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
c/o Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse
156 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04101
Dear U.S. District Chief Judge Torresen,
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 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 Chief Judge Torresen, 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 worked as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney District of Maine office from 2001-2011, I truly appreciated 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, launching investigations in public places that practiced different forms of discrimination or violated Civil Rights legislation. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, working to expand law enforcement resources including the U.S. Attorney Office to assist victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need for the criminal justice system to end racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed is common sense for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I liked about your work as a prosecutor is how went after public officials that were corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, investigated industries that polluted the environment to help protect the environment, and many others. In 2011, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve on the U.S. District for the District of Maine to help him improve our country. In October 2011, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first woman to serve as federal judge in the U.S. District for the District of Maine. In your current role as U.S. District Judge and as U.S. District Chief Judge I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, and advocate for victims’ rights.
U.S. District Chief Judge Torresen, 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 work in the U.S. Attorney District of Maine and in the U.S. District for the District of Maine 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 for Civil Rights 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 in the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, and advocate for victim’s rights. 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 make a great difference for the judicial system, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to work hard to make a great impact on society.