U.S. District Judge Katherine M. Menendez
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
c/o Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
316 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Dear U.S. District Judge Menendez,
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 Menendez, 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 District of Minnesota to be very inspiring to me.
In 2021, I liked on how you accepted President Biden to nominate you to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota to help him improve the judicial system. In your current role as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, , 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 crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need to reduce racial profiling in the judicial system. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, expanding the court resources to help victims of crime including victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing while supporting the need for funds to improve forensic science including DNA testing to help solve evidence including cases efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. Also on criminal justice reform, I like on how you address the need for better mental health services to help people who struggle with mental illness to get help instead of strict sentencing and support the idea of social workers to be on call with law enforcement to reduce tensions. Another thing that I like about your work in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is how you are a strong supporter of protecting civil liberties from being violated like the 4th amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches.
U.S. District Judge Menendez, 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 in different settings, 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 current U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota helps give me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, and criminal justice reform. 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 greta difference for society including the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights and push along with advocate for criminal justice reform. 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 advocate for common sense ideas.