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Department of Justice
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Department overview
Formed June 22, 1870
July 1, 1870
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
Washington, D.C.
Employees 112,500+ (2005)
Annual budget $43.5 billion (2007)
Department executives
Website www.usdoj.gov
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Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government. It is designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law. It is also designed to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. The DOJ is administered by the United States Attorney General, one of the original members of the cabinet.

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