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Janet Reno

Janet Reno
Janet Reno (July 21, 1938- ) was the Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001). She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11.
Janet Reno (July 21, 1938- ) was the Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001). She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11. « Show less

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  • DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes

    DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes
    In a Tampa courtroom in 1981, Alan Crotzer watched as five people took the stand and swore that he was one of the men who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl and 38-year-old woman during a botched home invasion. The child and woman testified that he later...
  • 6/14/2012-Hold On Holder

    6/14/2012-Hold On Holder
    So far, Eric Holder has been the only attorney general in the Obama Administration. President George W. Bush had three, John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales and Michael Mukasey.   Controversy seems to follow the office. Ashcroft championed the Patriot Act...
  • Bush's long history of tilting Justice

    THE SCANDAL unfolding around the firing of eight U.S. attorneys compels the conclusion that the Bush administration has rewarded loyalty over all else. A destructive pattern of partisan political actions at the Justice Department started long before...
  • Call the Dems' bluff, Mr. President

    ATTEMPTING TO resuscitate a rapidly expiring "scandal," congressional Democrats have issued subpoenas to former White House Counsel Harriet E. Miers and former White House political affairs director Sara M. Taylor, demanding their testimony regarding...
  • Secrecy and the Bush administration

    In the litany of violations of public trust and accountability by the Bush administration, a last round of restrictions on access to information under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, hardly ranks with, say, warrantless wiretapping. But it is...
  • Paging Dennis Kucinich

    For a university with a legion of Nobel Prize winners and an impressive list of alumni who sit on various corporate boards and the like, University of California, Berkeley has been down on its luck lately. The campus that nurtured my academic curiosity...
  • We're all scandal-plagued attorneys general now

    In an interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was pummeled by host Tim Russert about everything from his inconsistencies on Iraq to his professions of loyalty to both the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Perhaps the...
  • Alex Sink is in: Dem will run for governor

    TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink jumped into the 2010 governor's race Wednesday, a day after Gov. Charlie Crist set off a cascade of political course corrections by announcing he would run for the U.S. Senate instead of re-election. Sink,...
  • Holder: Next on the GOP hit list?

     
    A week ago, we wrote an item questioning the choice of Eric Holder as an Obama v-p vetter, given Holder's role as a Department of Justice official in facilitating the Marc Rich pardon. As it turned out, the top......
  • Elian Gonzales: Still a factor in Florida

     
    by Mark Silva Check your list for the reasons that Al Gore lost Florida by a disputed 537 votes in 2000, and with it, after 36 days of court battles over Florida's hanging, dimpled and pregnant chads that ended in......
  • Kids weren't always off-limits to McCain

     
    by Jim Tankersley There's a good and fair debate to be had about whether the children of political candidates are "off limits," as both John McCain's campaign and Barack Obama insisted this week in the wake of Gov. Sarah Palin's......
  • ACLU to new president: End rights slide

     
    by Frank James The American Civil Liberties Union has recommendations for actions the new president should take on his first day, within his first first 100 days and during the first year to restore constitutional rights that eroded during the......