U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
c/o E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Dear U.S. District Judge Berman Jackson,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and criminal justice reform. 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 Judge Berman Jackson, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as U.S. District Judge for U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as U.S. District Judge for U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, I truly appreciate on how you are 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 for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, expanding court resources to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing with supporting the need for funds for improvements of DNA testing including forensic science to help solve cases including evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. On voter’s rights, I like on your advocacy for better voter’s rights protection to reduce voter suppression in order to help protect minorities, women, people with disabilities, and people who are low income from losing their right to vote. Another thing that I like about your work as U.S. District Judge of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is how you supporting protections of civil liberties from being violated like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches and sixth amendment to have the person accused of a crime have a fair trial while know what charges or evidence is against them. In your role as Member of Parent Steering Committee of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, I like your advocacy for people with disabilities’ rights, emphasize the importance of special education including learning support services to help students with disabilities to get accommodations they need to learn, and many others.
U.S. District Judge Berman Jackson, 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. Also with my disability I sometimes face different forms of discrimination in public places, education, and other settings due to having a disability. 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 U.S. District Judge of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia helps give me motivation to continue to learn history, criminal justice reform, and 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. I’m very proud on how you work hard to support civil rights, support with advocate for criminal justice reform, and many others. You truly inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, and continue to learn different subjects. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a difference in the judicial system.