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 United States Marshals Service (USMS), 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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Ms. Raskin, who worked in the Justice Department in the Reagan administration, has been a constant but little-known presence in Mr. Trump’s orbit since the..
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More than 2,400 federal inmates have won court approval for reduced prison sentences while another 124 seriously ill prisoners have been approved for early..
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The Justice Department is seeking to reverse a judge's decision to block the execution of federal death-row inmates.
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The Silicon Valley giant is preparing for a legal fight over encryption, even as it works to reduce tensions with the Justice Department.
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Attorney General William Barr said Apple hasn't helped unlock iPhones belonging to the Saudi pilot who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
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The Justice Department findings were announced about a month after the Saudi pilot, Second Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire on service members at Naval Air..
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The U.S. government will announce "actions" on Monday along with results of a Justice Department criminal investigation into the December shootings at the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

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