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Janet Reno

Janet Wood Reno (born July 21, 1938) is a former Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001). She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on ... More »Janet Wood Reno (born July 21, 1938) is a former Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001). She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11. She was the first female Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt. Reno was born in Miami, Florida. Reno's father, Henry Olaf Reno (original surname Rasmussen), emigrated to the United States from Denmark and for forty-three years was a police reporter for the Miami Herald. Jane Wallace (née Wood), Reno's mother, raised her children and then became an investigative reporter for the Miami News. Janet Reno has three younger siblings. Reno attended public school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, where she was a debating champion and was valedictorian at Coral Gables High School. In 1956, Reno enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she majored in chemistry, lived in Balch Hall, became president of the Women's Self-Government Association, and... [ Wikipedia ]

Death penalty decision imminent in Boston bombing

As the U.S. attorney in Washington in 1993, Holder recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that she not seek the death penalty in the case of a slain police officer because of legal obstacles that made conviction unlikely. Reno overruled him but in the end, the government cut a ...

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Death Penalty Decision In Boston Bombing Case Imminent

As the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. in 1993, Holder recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that she not seek the death penalty in the case of a slain police officer because of legal obstacles that made conviction unlikely. Reno overruled him but in the end, the government ...

Death penalty decision imminent in Boston Marathon bombing

As the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. in 1993, Holder recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that she not seek the death penalty in the case of a slain police officer because of legal obstacles that made conviction unlikely. Reno overruled him but in the end, the government ...

Hillary’s Secrets

Blair chats with Janet Reno, Bill Clinton’s attorney general, and writes, in April 1993, that while “Janet wants to connect” with Hillary, she “finds HC a ‘mask.’ ” This is even before the fever pitch of impeachment and the Starr Report in all its lurid detail and the sustained ...

What to Do When Your Friend's Father Dies, and Other Life Crises | Lisa Earle McLeod

Janet Reno runs a great funeral. How do I know this? Because former U.S. Attorney General Reno was a college chum of my father's cousin. When my father's cousin's husband passed away 25 years ago, I did what any good Southern girl would do. I made a broccoli and cheese casserole ...

Hillary’s Janet Reno imitation

More than a few pundits have compared Hillary Clinton’s halfhearted claim of responsibility for embassy security – or insecurity, as it happened – to former Attorney General Janet Reno’s seeming stand-up act following the April 19, 1993, Waco disaster. Few pundits, though, know why ...

Death Penalty Decision Imminent In Boston Bombing : NPR

As the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. in 1993, Holder recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that she not seek the death penalty in the case of a slain police officer because of legal obstacles that made conviction unlikely. Reno overruled him but in the end, the government ...

Death Penalty Decision Imminent in Boston Bombing

As the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. in 1993, Holder recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that she not seek the death penalty in the case of a slain police officer because of legal obstacles that made conviction unlikely. Reno overruled him but in the end, the government ...

Hillary Clinton and campaign money here we go again? James Varney/links

The single biggest thing Janet Reno did during her tenure as Attorney General - well, one of the two biggest things - was protect Bill Clinton and his key lieutenants on the issue of fundraising. It was Reno who, against the advice of career Justice Department lawyers and against ...

Prosecutors will seek death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect

As the U.S. attorney in Washington in 1993, Holder recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that she not seek the death penalty in the case of a slain police officer because of legal obstacles that made conviction unlikely. Reno overruled him but in the end, the government cut a ...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev death penalty decision in Eric Holder's hands

As the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. in 1993, Holder recommended to Attorney General Janet Reno that she not seek the death penalty in the case of a slain police officer because of legal obstacles that made conviction unlikely. Reno overruled him but in the end, the government ...

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