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Norquist-Gleason: Holder follows GOP lead in easing harsh drug laws

ROC signatory Grover Norquist co-authors this Reuters op-ed with Patrick Gleason, in which they further discuss how U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is late to the party regarding criminal justice reforms, noting that “it has been Republicans in the states who are leading the way.”

“Consider Texas, where the smart-on-crime policy reform movement began in 2003, when the state’s Republican legislators passed a law mandating that all non-dealer drug offenders convicted for possession of less than a gram be sentenced to probation instead of jail time.

Recognizing the success of smart-on-crime reforms in Texas, other states have now followed [Right on Crime’s] lead.”

Read the full Reuters op-ed here.

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