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Janet Reno
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Janet Reno on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Don’t force women to have children when they’re not ready. (May 1993)
  • Supports clinic access law & criminalizing obstruction. (May 1993)
  • Pro-choice. (Mar 1993)
Janet Reno on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Janet Reno on Civil Rights
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  • Infrastructure protection no threat to civil rights. (Jan 1999)
  • Emphasized aggressive civil rights enforcement. (Jan 1999)
  • Civil rights must be aggressively protected by government. (Jan 1998)
  • “Presumption of disclosure” of all federal information. (Jan 1994)
  • Dropped homosexuality as grounds for denying FBI employment. (Dec 1993)
  • Limit TV violence by voluntary or regulatory means. (Oct 1993)
  • Supported Lani Guinier’s call for quotas. (Jun 1993)
  • Make civil rights & equal opportunity top priority. (Mar 1993)
  • Refused to respond to sexual preference questionnaire. (Sep 1988)
  • Defendant protections result in better police work. (Jul 1986)
  • Accused of racism in Miami riots after McDuffie killing. (May 1980)
Janet Reno on Corporations
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Janet Reno on Crime
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  • Criticized for losing key cases, but praised for toughness. (Jan 1999)
  • Against mandatory sentencing for nonviolent crimes. (Jan 1999)
  • Opposes death penalty, but willing to apply it. (Nov 1998)
  • Look at potential for rehabilitation when sentencing kids. (Jan 1998)
  • 1993: Waco resulted from protecting FBI's credibility. (Nov 1997)
  • White collar crime a top priority. (Oct 1997)
  • Constitutional admentment to protect victims’ rights. (Jun 1997)
  • Incarcerate repeat offenders; alternatives for first offense. (Feb 1997)
  • Tried & failed to repeal mandatory minimum sentences. (Nov 1993)
  • Post-Waco review vindicated Reno & blamed Koresh. (May 1993)
  • Called Waco “the worst day of my life”. (Apr 1993)
  • Death penalty might be a deterrent, but never proven. (Mar 1993)
  • Opposes death penalty, but won 103 death convictions. (Nov 1992)
  • Only justification for death penalty is vengeance. (Nov 1992)
  • Early advocate of community policing. (Apr 1992)
  • Created victims’ advocacy program. (Dec 1986)
Janet Reno on Drugs
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  • Do more for early intervention, as well as street work. (Mar 1993)
  • Created Drug Courts to give first offenders a second chance. (Jun 1989)
  • No mandatory drug sentences unless more prisons built. (Oct 1986)
  • Undercover cocaine investigations despite DEA protests. (Jul 1979)
Janet Reno on Education
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  • Cherish teachers who supported you during school. (Jun 1996)
  • Supports Head Start; social prevention of crime. (Sep 1993)
  • Invest in public schools. (Jan 1997)
Janet Reno on Energy & Oil
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  • $30M penalty for oil spills against Koch Industries. (Jan 2000)
Janet Reno on Environment
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  • Use the law to protect the environment. (Apr 1993)
Janet Reno on Families & Children
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  • Re-create family & community by prosecuting family crimes. (Jan 1999)
  • Health care & education are building blocks of healthy kids. (Nov 1998)
  • We’ve neglected our children & they’ve lost self-esteem. (Sep 1993)
Janet Reno on Foreign Policy
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Janet Reno on Free Trade
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  • NAFTA will ease Mexican drug & immigration problems. (Oct 1993)
Janet Reno on Government Reform
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  • Applied “sunshine laws” to open federal government. (Jan 1993)
  • Authored Florida’s no-fault divorce law & civil court code. (Mar 1971)
Janet Reno on Gun Control
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  • Can change culture of violence with conflict resolution. (Nov 1998)
  • As hard to get a gun license as to get a driver’s license. (Nov 1993)
  • Battle the NRA with common sense. (Sep 1993)
  • Spearheaded “Cool It Florida” waiting period referendum. (Nov 1990)
  • Waiting period for gun purchase; safety test for license. (Jul 1988)
Janet Reno on Health Care
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  • End “rationing”; preventative health care for all. (Sep 1993)
  • Served on Hillary’s task force & advocated its results. (Jun 1993)
Janet Reno on Homeland Security
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  • Advocates broad partnership to protect US infrastructure. (Jan 1999)
Janet Reno on Immigration
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  • Miami relatives broke US law by not giving Elian to father. (Apr 2000)
  • Sided with INS & against US relatives in Elian Gonzalez case. (Jan 1999)
  • Immigrants enrich us, but illegal immigrants cost us. (Jul 1993)
  • Prosecuted 1000s of Cubans from Mariel boatlift. (Apr 1980)
Janet Reno on Jobs
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  • Shorten workday to conform to school hours. (Mar 1990)
Janet Reno on Principles & Values
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  • Authorized expansion of Ken Starr's Whitewater investigation. (Nov 2003)
  • Justice supports democracy & economic opportunity. (May 2001)
  • No evidence to investigate Clinton fundraising. (Dec 1998)
  • In contempt of Congress over Clinton-Gore fund-raising. (Aug 1998)
  • Dislikes publicity; devoid of affect. (Jan 1998)
  • Has never met the right man, yet. (Nov 1997)
  • Justice stressing housing, employment, education & policing. (Jan 1997)
  • Embarrassed by Travelgate & Vince Foster suicide. (Jul 1993)
  • Post-Waco popularity soared when Reno took responsibility. (May 1993)
  • Justice Dept. philosophy: “What’s the right thing to do?”. (Apr 1993)
  • Prosecutor credo: Protect the innocent & convict the guilty. (Dec 1972)
Janet Reno on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Janet Reno on Tax Reform
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Janet Reno on Technology
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  • Government & industry should join to fight Internet crime. (Jan 1999)
  • Coordinate national fight against Internet and other scams. (Oct 1997)
  • Use technology to help people and bring them together. (Jun 1996)
  • Fight cybercrime with education, expertise, and knowledge. (Mar 1995)
  • Crack down on TV violence if networks won’t self-censor. (Oct 1993)
Janet Reno on War & Peace
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  • Terrorism focus: protect air transportation; limit funding. (Aug 1996)
  • Don’t get hysterical about Islamic fundamentalism. (Aug 1994)
Janet Reno on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Child care & health care to help transitioning welfare moms. (Jan 1986)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Don’t force women to have children when they’re not ready: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports clinic access law & criminalizing obstruction: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Emphasized aggressive civil rights enforcement: Favors topic 2
Civil rights must be aggressively protected by government: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supported Lani Guinier’s call for quotas: Favors topic 2
Make civil rights & equal opportunity top priority: Favors topic 2
Accused of racism in Miami riots after McDuffie killing: Neutral on topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Dropped homosexuality as grounds for denying FBI employment: Favors topic 3
Refused to respond to sexual preference questionnaire: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Health care & education are building blocks of healthy kids: Favors topic 5
End “rationing”; preventative health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Served on Hillary’s task force & advocated its results: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Use the law to protect the environment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against mandatory sentencing for nonviolent crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes death penalty, but willing to apply it: Opposes topic 9
Look at potential for rehabilitation when sentencing kids: Opposes topic 9
Constitutional admentment to protect victims’ rights: Opposes topic 9
Incarcerate repeat offenders; alternatives for first offense: Opposes topic 9
Tried & failed to repeal mandatory minimum sentences: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty might be a deterrent, but never proven: Opposes topic 9
Opposes death penalty, but won 103 death convictions: Opposes topic 9
Only justification for death penalty is vengeance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Early advocate of community policing: Opposes topic 9
Created victims’ advocacy program: Favors topic 9
Defendant protections result in better police work: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
As hard to get a gun license as to get a driver’s license: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Battle the NRA with common sense: Opposes topic 10
Waiting period for gun purchase; safety test for license: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sided with INS & against US relatives in Elian Gonzalez case: Opposes topic 12
Immigrants enrich us, but illegal immigrants cost us: Favors topic 12
Prosecuted 1000s of Cubans from Mariel boatlift: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA will ease Mexican drug & immigration problems: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$30M penalty for oil spills against Koch Industries: Favors topic 18
Use the law to protect the environment: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Do more for early intervention, as well as street work: Opposes topic 19
Created Drug Courts to give first offenders a second chance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No mandatory drug sentences unless more prisons built: Opposes topic 19
Undercover cocaine investigations despite DEA protests: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Child care & health care to help transitioning welfare moms: Strongly Favors topic 20

Janet Reno is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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