SEE FOOTNOTE FOR A REAL EXPLINATION OF JANET "EVIL" RENO
Reno, Janet (1938- ), United States
attorney general (1993- ), the first woman to hold the position. She was born in Miami, Florida, and educated at Cornell University and Harvard Law
School. After graduating from Harvard in 1963 she practiced law in Miami with several firms. She became staff director of the Florida House Judiciary Committee in 1971, then assistant to the state's attorney in Miami in 1973. She returned to private practice for two years in 1976. In 1978 Reno was appointed Miami's state attorney, a post to which she was reelected five times. She developed a reputation as a staunch protector of defendant's rights and a tough enforcer of child-support
laws. In 1993, when President Bill Clinton
(1993- ) appointed Reno U.S. attorney general
, she vowed to use her new position to defend abortion
rights. Her early days in office were occupied with a standoff near Waco
, Texas, between Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and members of the Branch Davidian
. The standoff ended after the FBI
agents attempted to force the members of the cult out of the compound, which then burned
many cult members.
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Editors Note: Janet Reno died on November 7, 2016 from Parkinson's disease. She was 78 years old.