United States Department of Justice

U.S. federal executive department in charge of law enforcement

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the United States government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration, and administers several federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters, and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

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The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers detained by immigration officials and will add the information to an FBI database..
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CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle is the author of a new article in "The Atlantic" that argues White House and Justice Department lawyers are not upholding their..
Credit: CBS News - Published 17 hours ago

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged battered from the trial and conviction of his brother on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department concluded..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Amid intensifying scrutiny of his own work, the former New York mayor met recently with senior Justice Department officials on behalf of a client in a foreign..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 3 days ago

Mulvaney says delay in Ukraine aid linked to DOJ investigation; Astronauts ready for historic all-female spacewalk.
Credit: CBS News - Published 4 days ago

The acting White House chief of staff said a delay in millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine was due to concerns about corruption. Mick Mulvaney's comments..
Credit: CBS News - Published 4 days ago

Before indicting a state-owned Turkish bank, the Justice Department sought to negotiate a deal following calls by Turkeyโ€™s president to the White House.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 5 days ago

The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Their criticisms were read aloud in their absence during a ceremony at the Justice Department.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 6 days ago

The Justice Department indicted the site's alleged operator, identified as a 23-year-old South Korean national
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

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