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Janet Reno
Janet Reno

In office
March 11, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Preceded by William Barr
Succeeded by John Ashcroft

Born July 21, 1938 (1938-07-21) (age 69)
Miami, Florida
Political party Democratic

Janet Reno (born July 21, 1938) was the first and to date only female Attorney General of the United States (19932001). She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11. She was the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (675x845, 22 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Janet Reno User:Rj/misc List of Cornell University people 1996 United States campaign finance controversy ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... William Pelham Barr (born May 23, 1950) is an American attorney who served as the 77th Attorney General of the United States. ... John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miami redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence. ...

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Biography

Reno's father, Henry Reno (original surname Rasmussen), immigrated to the United States from Denmark and for forty-three years was a police reporter for the Miami Herald[citation needed]. Jane Wood, Reno's mother, raised her children and then became an investigative reporter for the Miami News[citation needed]. At a conference on criminality on March 31, 2006, Reno said that her mother built the Reno family house on the edge of the Everglades, digging the foundation with her own hands, and installing all of the wiring and plumbing. Reno's father helped with the heavy work when he came home from work at night. The house withstood Hurricane Andrew, an experience that left an important mark on Reno's outlook on life: Reno said that the experience taught her that if communities are built with the right materials, instilling values such as discipline, these communities can be made strong and can prevent or withstand violence[citation needed]. Janet Reno has three younger siblings. She is the sister of columnist Robert Reno, and aunt to model Hunter Reno. She was one of two Danish Americans in the cabinet, the other being Lloyd Bentsen. The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of the Everglades ecoregion as delineated by the WWF. Satellite image from NASA. The yellow line encloses two ecoregions, the Everglades and the South Florida rocklands. The South Florida rocklands ecoregion includes the Florida Keys and offshore islands and two patches within the Everglades. ... Lowest pressure 922 mbar (hPa; 27. ... Danish Americans are Americans of Danish descent. ... Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. ...


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 earned her room and board. Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Coral Gables Senior High School is a secondary school located at 450 Bird Road in Coral Gables, Florida; its principal is Jo Anne Gans. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cornell redirects here. ... The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Balch as seen from the front Balch Hall, or more accurately Balch Halls, is the only all-female dormitory at Cornell University. ...


In 1960, Reno enrolled at Harvard Law School, one of only sixteen women in a class of more than 500 students[citation needed]. She received her LL.B. from Harvard three years later. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ...


In 1971, Reno was named staff director of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives. She helped revise the Florida court system. In 1973 she accepted a position with the Dade County State's Attorney's Office. During this time, questions about Reno's sexual orientation became a major part of Republican opponent Jack Thompson's campaign against her, who demanded to know her sexual orientation [1]. She left the state's attorney's office in 1976 to become a partner in a private law firm. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Florida House of Representatives, one of the two Chambers of the Florida Legislature, is composed of 120 members, each representing a district. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... John Bruce “Jack” Thompson (born July 25, 1951) is an American attorney and activist, based in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1978, Reno was appointed State Attorney for Dade County (now called Miami-Dade County). She was elected to the Office of State Attorney in November 1978 and was returned to office by the voters four more times. She helped reform the juvenile justice system and pursued delinquent fathers for child support payments and established the Miami Drug Court[citation needed]. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The States Attorney is an appointed or elected office of various, but not all, counties in the United States. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Drug courts are specialized courts designed to handle cases involving offenders who abuse addictive substances. ...


During her time in Dade County, she was the lead prosecutor in a police brutality case. She was unable to convict any of the four officers charged with beating Arthur McDuffie in 1979. Arthur McDuffie (died 1979) was an African American, whose death at the hands of Miami, Florida police caused one of the worst riots in United States history. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Attorney General Nomination

In 1993, Reno was nominated and confirmed as the first female Attorney General under Bill Clinton, after both of his previous nominees, Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, had confirmation problems when it was revealed both had previously employed illegal immigrants as nannies. Reno remained Attorney General for the rest of Clinton's presidency, making her the longest-serving Attorney General since William Wirt in 1829. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Zoe Baird (born 1952) was a U.S. lawyer. ... Kimba Wood (born 1944) is a U.S. federal judge. ... William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence. ...


While Clinton could steer a middle ground between his Democratic supporters and the Republican Congress on economic issues, Reno's job was at the center of a variety of intractable cultural conflicts. This made her a lightning rod for criticism of the Clinton Administration from the right, who often perceived the federal government as a threat to their fundamental freedoms. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Congress in Joint Session. ...


At the Justice Department

Reno supervised the following Department of Justice actions: The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. “Justice Department” redirects here. ...

Branch Davidian complex April 19, 1993, the day of the ATF's final assault
  • The month-long standoff and ensuing deaths of more than 80 men, women, and children--the Branch Davidians--in Waco, Texas. This was the deadliest government action taken against American citizens on U.S. soil since the Civil War.
  • Prosecution resulting in the conviction of 21 of the Montana Freemen after an 81 day armed standoff.
  • Leak to the news media regarding Richard Jewell that led to the widespread and incorrect presumption of his guilt in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. She later apologized, saying "I'm very sorry it happened. I think we owe him an apology. I regret the leak." [1]
  • Capture and conviction of Mir Aimal Kasi for the CIA headquarters shootings.
  • Armed seizure of six-year-old Elián González and his return to his surviving parent in Cuba.

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Post-political life

Reno ran for Governor of Florida in 2002, but lost in the Democratic primary to Bill McBride. Voting problems arose in the election, and she did not concede defeat until a week later. She has since retired from public life but frequently makes guest appearances for Democratic and other political causes. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Bill McBride (born May 10, 1945) is a lawyer and politician who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Florida in 2002. ...


After her tenure as attorney general and her unsuccessful gubernatorial election bid, Reno tours the country giving speeches on topics relating to the criminal justice system. For example, on March 31, 2006, she spoke at a criminology conference held at the University of Pennsylvania. At this conference, she stated that she believes that the education system in this country needs to be improved, as there is a link between the quality of education and the crime rate. She also believes that too much money has been diverted away from the juvenile court system and believes that the government should find some way to make the juvenile courts work effectively so as to prevent problems in troubled children and adolescents before these problems are exacerbated by the time these adolescents reach adulthood[citation needed]. This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Juvenile courts or young offender courts are courts specifically created and given authority to try and pass judgments for crimes committed by persons who have not attained the age of majority. ...

Janet Reno (right), with Will Ferrell in character as her.

On Saturday Night Live, Janet Reno chose to appear alongside Will Ferrell's tough-talking, easily excited impersonation of Reno. Reno appeared on the final installment of the recurring sketch "Janet Reno's Dance Party" in January 2001. [2]In another television appearance, on a 2007 Super Bowl XLI TV commercial, Janet Reno was among the guests at Chad Johnson's Super Bowl party ([3]). Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967[1]) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career. ... This article is about the American television series. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967[1]) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... Bold text For other persons named Chad Johnson, see Chad Johnson (disambiguation). ...


Reno is also curating a compilation of old-time American songs performed by contemporary artists called the "Song of America" [4]


See also

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Sources

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References

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Preceded by
William Barr
United States Attorney General
1993–2001
Succeeded by
John Ashcroft

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Janet Reno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1176 words)
Janet Reno (born July 21, 1938) was the 78th Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001), and was the first woman to hold that post.
Reno's father, Henry Reno (original surname Rasmussen), immigrated to the United States from Denmark and for forty-three years was a police reporter for the Miami Herald.
At a conference on criminality on March 31, 2006, Reno said that her mother built the Reno family house on the edge of the Everglades, digging the foundation with her own hands, and installing all of the wiring and plumbing.
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