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In an article for Texas Monthly, drug policy fellow William Martin describes how a Republican judge from Harris County, with the support of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation and the left-leaning Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, is working with Democratic lawmakers to reduce the sentences for defendants arrested with trace amounts of illegal drugs. But, Martin writes, it takes more than bipartisanship to change people's views on the state's drug laws.

Read "The policy and politics of drug sentencing" in the May 6, 2013, Texas Monthly.