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Martin Dyckman: Remembering the broad, deep integrity of Janet Reno

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On the next to last morning of our nation’s most dreadful campaign, my wife questioned whether it’s possible to be a politician without losing one’s soul. As I started to name those I knew who had kept theirs, word came that my old friend Janet Reno had died. I rested my case. Her integrity ran broad and deep. Reporters liked to write about the little things, such as carrying change to feed Washington parking meters while she was attorney general…

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Antonin Scalia, Sandy D’Alemberte and the pack of Marlboros

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About a quarter-century ago, a pack of Marlboro cigarettes sealed a friendship between the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Florida legal legend Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte.  It was December 1991, during D’Alemberte’s tenure as American Bar Association president. Scalia had been on the bench about five years by then. The two men were on an ABA “mission to Moscow” in the middle of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, D’Alemberte recalled Saturday night after news spread about Scalia’s death at 79. The…

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