By CURT ANDERSON
AP Legal Affairs Writer
MIAMI – Former President Bill Clinton says ex- Attorney General Janet Reno never took the easy way out when making the tougher decision was the right thing to do.
Clinton delivered a eulogy at a memorial service Sunday for Reno, who died Nov. 7 at age 78. Clinton appointed her the nation’s first female attorney general.
Clinton says Reno was unafraid to take responsibility if decisions turned out wrong. Current U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says Reno was a trailblazer for women and minority lawyers.
The service took place at a Miami-Dade College campus not far from the longtime Reno family home, where Reno died of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Reno was involved in many major 1990s issues, including the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.