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Department of Justice (DOJ)

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The Department of Justice (DOJ), established by act of June 22, 1870 (28 U.S.C. 501, 503, 509 note), is led by the U.S. attorney general. The attorney general represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the president and to the heads of the executive departments of the government when so requested. Through its thousands of lawyers, investigators, and agents, the DOJ plays the key role in protection against criminals and subversion, ensuring healthy business competition, safeguarding the consumer, and enforcing drug, immigration and naturalization laws.

Source: Adapted from U.S. government regulations, "U.S. Government Manual", and "An Overview of the U.S. Intelligence Community"
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