U.S. Circuit Judge Albert Diaz
c/o U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
1100 E. Main Street, Suite 501
Richmond, VA 23219
Dear U.S. Circuit Judge Diaz,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn 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. U.S. Circuit Judge Diaz, 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 Superior Court Judge in the North Carolina Superior Court from 2001-2005, I truly appreciate 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 help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, expanding programs to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and heavily advocating for the need for funds to improve DNA testing including forensic science to help solve cases including evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense. In your role as military judge for the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary from 2000-2005, I like on how you worked to help advocate for military officials who were victims of crime, express the need for ethics reform to reduce corruption in the military, and many others. In 2009, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to help him improve the judicial system. In December 2010, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first Hispanic to serve on the 4th Circuit Court. In your current role as U.S. Circuit Judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights, advocate for criminal justice reform, and protect our civil liberties like the 4th Amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches.
U.S. Circuit Judge Diaz, 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 a military judge helped me get interested in watching JAG tv drama show about judge advocates in the Department of the Navy’s Office of the Judge Advocate General where they prosecute or defend military cases to understand how the military trial including the Department of the Navy’s Office of the Judge Advocate General . Also your role in the judicial system gives me motivation to continue to learn history including 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 worked hard to support civil rights, advocate for criminal justice reform, push for military reform, and many others. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue to learn history including social justice, and learn more about your work. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a difference in the judicial system, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas in the judicial system.