U.S. Circuit Judge Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson
U.S. Court of Appeals or the 1st Circuit
c/o John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02210
Dear U.S. Circuit Judge Thompson,
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 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. Circuit Judge Thompson, 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 justice on the Rhode Island Superior Court from 1997-2010, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and pushing for strict sentencing for people who commit hate-crime to help protect people who are different. Pushing for more programs in the judicial system to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, advocating for the need for more funds for DNA testing including forensic science to help reduce sending an innocent person while solve cases along with evidence efficiently, and strongly expressing the need for the judicial system to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed is common sense for criminal justice reform. In October 2009, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to help him improve our judicial system. In your current role as U.S. Circuit Judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit I really like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights, expressing the need for criminal justice reform, and strongly protecting civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches.
U.S. Circuit Judge Thompson, I have autism with 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 on the Rhode Island Superior Court and as current U.S. Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals or the 1st Circuit 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 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.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the judicial system. Also I like on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights and push for criminal justice reform. You have inspired me to continue to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, and be motivated to continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great impact on society, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to push for criminal justice reform.