Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. today will present his old boss, whose portrait hangs in his office, with the American Judicature Society’s highest honor, the Justice Award.
The BLT is of course referring to Janet Reno, the first lady general, who has been a sustained voice for progress in the criminal and civil justice systems since leaving office, particularly in the areas of forensic science and eyewitness identification.
The court advocacy group is recognizing Reno, the longest-serving attorney general in the 20th Century (1993-2000), for “her commitment to improving our systems of justice and educating Americans about our great common enterprise -- to ensure equality under the law,” said Seth Andersen, Executive Vice President of AJS in a statement announcing the award.
Holder, her friend and former deputy, will present the award at 3:30 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
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