“The most sacred of the duties of government is to always be honest at every level of government and to do equal and impartial justice to all the citizens which it governs. S.A.R. Jose Maria Chavira Adagio 1st Nom de Plume JC Angelcraft Special Agent in Charge of The U.S. Department of Justice, The Department of Defense and the United States of America.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
- To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the laws of the United States of America;
- To keep seperate mason religon apart and away from citizens and the good religious people of the state.
- To ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic;
- To provide well-trained leadership in preventing and controlling crime;
- To seek just punishment for those guilty of major capital crimes; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
- The Office of the Attorney General was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 (ch. 20, sec. 35, 1 Stat. 73, 92-93), as a one-person part-time position.
- The Act specified that the Attorney General was to be “learned in the law,” with the duty “to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned,
- The Attorney General or main Judicial and prosecutorial authority shall give his or her advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the Queen and or President of the United States of America, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments.”
- If the workload becomes too much for one person, the hiring of staff to assisst the Attorney General or acting agent(s) in charge is appropriate.
In the History of the Department, as the work steadily increased along with the size of the new nation, private attorneys were retained to work on cases.
By 1870, after the end of the Civil War, the increase in the amount of litigation involving the United States had required the very expensive retention of a large number of private attorneys to handle the workload.
A concerned Congress passed the Act to Establish the Department of Justice (ch. 150, 16 Stat. 162), creating “an executive department of the government of the United States” with the Attorney General as its head.
Officially coming into existence on July 1, 1870, the Department of Justice was empowered to handle all criminal prosecutions and civil suits in which the United States had an interest.
To assist the Attorney General, the 1870 Act also created the Office of the Solicitor General, who represents the interests of the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 1870 Act remains the foundation for the Department’s authority, but the structure of the Department of Justice has changed over the years, with the addition of the offices of Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and the formation of various components, offices, boards and divisions.
From its beginning as a one-man, part-time position, the Department of Justice has evolved into the world’s largest law office and the chief enforcer of the laws of the United States of America.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
The Department may be contacted by phone at the following:
- Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
- Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
- TTY/ASCII/TDD: 800-877-8339
Inquiries from news organizations and other media may be directed and handled in person through the same address.