Janet Reno

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Reno, Janet

(rē`nō), 1938–2016, U.S. attorney general (1993–2001), b. Miami, Fla.; grad. Harvard Law School (1963). As assistant state's attorney (1973–76) and state's attorney (1976–93) for Dade Co., Fla., she became known for her attention to children's rights, drug cases, and juvenile justice reform. In 1993 she was appointed U.S. attorney general by President ClintonClinton, Bill
(William Jefferson Clinton), 1946–, 42d President of the United States (1993–2001), b. Hope, Ark. His father died before he was born, and he was originally named William Jefferson Blythe 4th, but after his mother remarried, he assumed the surname of his
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, becoming the first woman to hold the office. In her first year in office she came under national scrutiny for her role in the WacoWaco
, city (1990 pop. 103,590), seat of McLennan co., E central Tex., on the Brazos River, just below the mouth of the Bosque; inc. 1856. It is a rail junction and a trading, shipping, and industrial center.
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, Tex., shootout between federal officers and Branch Davidians. Under Reno, the Justice Dept. took a relatively unaggressive stance on many law-enforcement issues, while pursuing a number of high-profile antitrust cases. She was the longest-serving attorney general of the 20th cent. Reno sought the 2002 Democratic nomination for Florida governor but narrowly lost the primary.
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Sandy D'Alemberte remembered playing volleyball--or something like volleyball--with Janet Reno.
I am very sad to share that my former boss and mentor, former United States Attorney General Janet Reno, has passed away.
Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as attorney general of the United States, died early Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease at home in Miami surrounded by family and friends.
Janet Reno declares persecution due to one's sexual orientation grounds for political asylum.
Noble, who served in top Justice and Treasury posts in the Clinton administration, was nominated to the Interpol position by then-Attorney General Janet Reno.
Ashcroft's predecessor at the Justice Department, Janet Reno, wanted to force companies to create a "clipper chip" for the government--a chip that could "unlock" the encryption codes individuals use to keep their messages private.
In the Clinton administration, Attorney General Janet Reno issued a memo strengthening the FoIA law by stating that FoIA officers should "apply a presumption of disclosure and that the Justice Department would "no longer defend an agency's withholding of information merely because there was a substantial legal basis" for doing so, Hotline reported.
Among his former students were two Attorneys General under whom he served -- Elliott Richardson and Janet Reno -- and five current members of the Supreme Court -- Stephen G.
Attorney General Janet Reno has reiterated that the government plans to sign on a university or an independent laboratory to conduct verification and validation tests on the surveillance system.
Sus ayudantes aseguran que, cuando Janet Reno esta convencida de algo, lo piensa, lo sopesa, lo trata de conseguir pacificamente pero, si no hay mas remedio, utiliza los muchos medios que como fiscal general de EU tiene a su alcance, para conseguir su objetivo.