6 things Janet Reno will be remembered for https://t.co/ai2urZvthW— TIME (@TIME) November 7, 2016
Janet Reno, the first female A.G. of the U.S., has died at 78 of complications from Parkinson's disease.
Reno was excoriated for her handling of the Waco raid and the decision to return Elián González to Cuba.
In spite of those controversies, she became the longest-serving A.G. of the 20th Century, and one of the longest-serving in the post of all time.
In 2002, the strong women's rights advocate made a run for governor of Florida, which she lost. Since then, she had been active with the Innocence Project, which works to free those who have been wrongly convicted of crimes.