U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Hale Boggs Federal Building
500 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Dear U.S. District Judge Jolivette Brown,
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 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 Jolivette Brown, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as city attorney of New Orleans, Louisiana and as current U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
When you served as City Attorney of New Orleans, Louisiana from 2010-2011, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecuting people who commit hate crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expanding investigation unit to investigate any forms of discrimination in the city of New Orleans or in government services. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, working to expand resources to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and pushing for funds along with expressing the need for better improvements on forensic science including DNA testing to help solve evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail for a crime that they didn’t commit is common sense for criminal justice reform. Also when you were City Attorney of New Orleans, Louisiana I like on how you would prosecute city officials who accepted illegal bribes or had some for of corruption, launch investigation into law enforcement that did police brutality or other forms of police misconduct, implement a wrongful conviction unit to investigate any cases that had misconduct that led to a wrongful conviction, and working with other non profit organizations to help people who are low income or who are homeless get access to supplies or food. In March 2011, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. In your current role as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, I truly appreciate on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights and 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 Eastern District of Louisiana 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 Jolivette Brown, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advanced 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 inspire me to work hard on my disability. On Youtube, I enjoy watching videos of you talking about criminal justice reform, civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, and the need for judicial reform. Your role as former City Attorney of New Orleans and as current U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana 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 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 society including the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support civil rights, push along 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. I really enjoy learning about your work to make a difference on society and like hearing your ideas on criminal justice reform. If I visit New Orleans I would like to get a chance to meet you in your chambers because you truly inspire me and I really appreciate your support for people with disabilities’ rights causes. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate and push for common sense ideas including criminal justice reform.