U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
c/o United States Courthouse
1133 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Dear U.S. District Judge Ramos,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, some law, and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the importance of making Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect civil liberties while reduce crime, and many others. U.S. District Judge Ramos, 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 Judge in the 347th District Court of Nueces County, Texas in 2011, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, pushing for strict sentencing for people who commit hate-crime to protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need to reduce racial profiling in the judicial system along with the criminal justice system to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed. Supporting the idea of drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, expanding law enforcement resources including the court system to help victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get help on dealing with their trauma, and advocating for the need for funds to improve DNA testing including forensic science to help reduce sending an innocent person to jail while solve cases efficiently is common sense for criminal justice reform. In January 2011 I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to help him improve the judicial system. In your current role as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights, express the need for criminal justice reform, and advocating for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed. Also another thing that I liked about your work as U.S. District Judge is how you had the courage to rule that the Texas’ voter ID laws are used to discriminate against minority voters, heavily advocate for the need to protect voter’s rights from being oppressed, and continue to protect our basic fundamental civil liberties like the 4th amendment to help protect people from unreasonable search warrants.
U.S. District Judge Ramos, 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 Judge in the 347th District Court of Nueces County, Texas 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 in the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, express the importance of the need to improve social justice, and advocate for voter’s rights. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to be motivated to learn history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great difference for society, social justice, Civil Rights, criminal justice reform, and voter’s rights.