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, and is 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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The Justice Department filed its opposition Friday to TikTok’s request for an injunction against the Trump..
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In a series of unusual moves, the Justice Department has helped stoke skepticism about mail-in voting.
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The Trump administration claims the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat to national security.
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Facebook announced the removal of hundreds of Russian-linked accounts, pages and groups. The Justice Department is trying to force big tech to take..
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It's the latest move to amend a 24-year-old law that shields social media companies from most lawsuits.
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The US Department of Justice has submitted a proposal to weaken Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,..
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The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Tuesday the results of an international law enforcement operation aimed at taking down drug traffickers on the dark..
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The Justice Department said more than $6.5 million in cash and virtual currencies, as well as 500 kilograms of drugs, have been seized.
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Indian security agencies are concerned on the latest development in which the United States Department of Justice has said that five Chinese hackers who charged..
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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced retired Madison Police Chief Noble Wray will analyze the DOJ investigation for the Kenosha DA.
 
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President Donald Trump executive order threatened to withhold federal funding from cities where the administration said local officials have cut funding for..
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New York City, Portland and Seattle were labeled "anarchist jurisdictions" by the Justice Department.
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Six people have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state on charges they bribed Amazon employees to..
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Department of Justice says money in Clyde & Co’s account allegedly linked to Malaysian fraud scandal The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has moved to seize..
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The federal sedition law is used rarely but is aimed at charging individuals with overthrowing the government.
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Attorney General William Barr launched an extraordinary rebuke of lawyers under his command that drew parallels to Trump's recriminations against the DOJ.
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Attorney General William Barr is calling on U.S. attorneys nationwide to seek federal charges against violent demonstrators. He even suggested invoking the..
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The attorney general made several shocking statements at a Constitution Day event sponsored by Hillsdale College. Catherine Herridge reports from the Department..
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The US Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacking over a 100 companies and institutions in America and abroad, including the Indian..
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The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including..
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In a rare rebuke by an attorney general of his department's own prosecutors, Barr said they sometimes fixate too much on prominent targets and on "ill-conceived"..
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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters”..
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The attorney general’s remarks scanned as a rebuke of career Justice Department lawyers who have questioned his level of involvement.
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