U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
c/o U.S. Courthouse
501 E. Court Street, Suite 5.500
Jackson, MS 39201
Dear U.S. District Judge Reeves,
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 Judge Reeves, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to be very inspiring to me.
Before you became a U.S. District Judge, I liked on how you were a lawyer where you served as a board member for the ACLU of Mississippi and on the Mississippi Center for Justice to help advocate for the need to protect civil liberties from being violated and support social justice causes. In 2010, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to help him improve our country. In your current role as U.S. District Judge in the U.S. district Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, 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 to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed. Supporting drug-treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug-abuse, working with law enforcement including the court system to expand on programs to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need for more funds for DNA testing including forensic science to help reduce sending an innocent person to jail while solve evidence efficiently is common sense for criminal justice reform. Also on criminal justice reform, I like on how you express the need for ethics reform to reduce judicial misconduct including police misconduct to reduce corruption. Another thing that I like about your work as U.S. District Judge is how you are working hard to use reasonable judgment on protecting civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches without probable cause.
U.S. District Judge Reeves, 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. On NPR article “A Black Mississippi Judge’s Breathtaking Speech To 3 White Murders”, I enjoyed listening while reading it because I liked on how you gave a speech about the importance of the need to learn not to repeat the same mistakes in history, the victims of African Americans who were affected by hate-crime, and many others during the trial of U.S. v. Butler where 3 whites were prosecuted for a hate crime which resulted in a murder of James Anderson who is African American. Also on Youtube I like learning about how you got interested in the judicial career, express the importance of combating against racial injustice, and many others. Your role as current U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi 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 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, push for criminal justice reform, and advocate for victim’s rights. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work in the judicial system, 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, and inspiring me. If I visit Jackson, Mississippi I would like to meet you because you inspire me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.