Department of Justice


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Noun1.Department of Justice - the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation)Department of Justice - the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
legislation, statute law - law enacted by a legislative body
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
BJA, Bureau of Justice Assistance - the bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse
BJS, Bureau of Justice Statistics - the agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers
FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation - a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice
DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Enforcement Agency - federal agency responsible for enforcing laws and regulations governing narcotics and controlled substances; goal is to immobilize drug trafficking organizations
BoP, Federal Bureau of Prisons - the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
National Institute of Justice, NIJ - the law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice
Marshals, United States Marshals Service, US Marshals Service - the United States' oldest federal law enforcement agency is responsible today for protecting the Federal Judiciary and transporting federal prisoners and protecting federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminals and generally ensuring the effective operation of the federal judicial system
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Joan McPhee of Ropes & Gray LLP , attorney for Kurt Mix, stated, "The resolution of this case is a vindication of Kurt Mix and an acknowledgment by the Department of Justice that Kurt never acted to obstruct justice.
The False Claims Act, which is enforced by the Department of Justice, permits whistleblowers to file suits (called qui tams) on behalf of the United States against those who defraud the government, then allows whistleblowers to share in the resultant recoveries.
The Department of Justice has now moved the investigation into Chicago.
The scenario echoes the experience of the Pittsburgh Police Department, which in 1997 became the first law-enforcement agency to enter into a consent decree with the Department of Justice under a 1994 law that authorized the orders.
The USMS, which is a component of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has approximately 6,500 employees and contractor personnel located in approximately 400 offices across the U.
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 950 Pennsylvania Ave.
Department of Justice has awarded nearly $391 million to the states and territories, which has led to a 23 percent increase in the number of criminal history records held nationwide and a 40 percent increase in the number of automated records available to law enforcement.
Department of Justice instructs immigration judges to keep September 11-related bond and deportation hearings closed, allowing no visitors, family, or press and releasing no records or information about cases, including whether they are on the docket or scheduled for hearings.
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Under the new rules, the Department of Justice, "based on information from the head of a federal law enforcement or intelligence agency," will select certain prisoners for "special administrative measures.
The Microsoft propaganda engine, which is one of the strongest in this country, has been very effective in marketing to those who don't understand the computer industry and many think of the Department of Justice action as one intended to restrict free market values and motivated solely be Microsoft's competition.
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