The Justice track at the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival featured panel discussions on criminal justice reform, the Legislature, open carry, and gay rights and states' rights. There was also a conversation with several Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judges. Scroll down to hear audio of each session.
The "Reform is the New Black" panel, moderated by Vox correspondent Dara Lind, featured criminal justice reform advocate Anthony Graves; author and criminal justice advocate Piper Kerman; Right on Crime senior fellow Jerry Madden; Rebecca Robertson, the legal and policy director for the ACLU of Texas; and U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth.
The "Justice and the Legislature" panel, moderated by Dallas Morning News Austin Bureau Chief Brandi Grissom, featured state Reps. Harold Dutton Jr., D-Houston, Ana Hernandez, D-Houston, Joe Moody, D-El Paso, Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, and James White, R-Woodville.
The "One on One with the Court of Criminal Appeals" panel, moderated by Texas Monthly Executive Editor Michael Hall, featured Court of Criminal Appeals Judges Elsa Alcala, Cheryl Johnson, David Newell, Bert Richardson and Kevin Yeary.
The "After Open Carry, Now What?" panel, moderated by Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek, featured Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo; state Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, Open Carry Texas founder C.J. Grisham; state Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso; and state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster.
The "Gay Rights, States' Rights" panel, moderated by Texas Tribune News Editor Corrie MacLaggan, featured state Reps. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, and Cecil Bell Jr., R-Magnolia; Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, Texas Values president Jonathan Saenz; and Texas Deputy Attorney General Brantley Starr.