Attorney General Janet Reno

This remembrance of Janet Reno, the first woman U.S. Attorney General, who passed away this week, emphasizes her  leading role in recognizing the potential of DNA and science for improving the administration of justice. A former local prosecutor in Florida, she had great empathy for police and other criminal justice officials who work long and hard on behalf of justice and, more than anything else, want to get it right. Another appreciative column is here.

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