Justice Department


Justice Department
One of the executive departments of the United States, headed by the Attorney General, whose primary duty is to supervise the conduct of all suits brought by or against the United States, and to give advice to the President and the heads of the other departments of the government. 54 Am J1st US § 54. A comparable department of a state government.

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