• Summary
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  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Departmental Resources
Departmental resources
■ About the Justice Department

The Office of the Attorney General was originally created as a one-person, part-time position under the Judiciary Act of 1789. The act required that the attorney general be well versed in the law with the duty to prosecute and conduct all noteworthy U.S. suits in the Supreme Court, as well as advise the president in matters of the law. By 1870, it was clear that the attorney general’s burden required additional assistance. Thus, the Act to Establish the Department of Justice created the cabinet-level Justice Department, with the attorney general as its leader.

Today, the Justice Department’s missions include enforcing the law, ensuring public safety as well as the fair administration of justice for all, and preventing and controlling ...

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