President Bill Clinton leads memorial for Janet Reno
MIAMI | Former Attorney General Janet Reno, the first woman to hold the top Justice Department job who died last month, never took the easy way out when making the tougher decision was the right thing to do, former President Bill Clinton said at a memorial service Sunday.
Mr. Clinton, who appointed Reno in 1993, told several hundred friends, family and colleagues that she didn’t believe in political expediency or cutting corners.
The service was held at a MiamiDade College campus not far from the Reno family home, where Reno died Nov. 7 at age 78 from complications from Parkinson’s disease. She had battled the disease for 20 years, including most of her time as attorney general.