A government agency that, along with the Federal Trade Commission, administers antitrust laws. Both agencies work together on antitrust matters, including holding joint hearings. Under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act, passed in 1976, both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice review merger agreements for deals above $50 million in order to prevent potential anti- competitive harm to individuals and businesses. If the agencies decide to sue a company for unfair trade practices, the Department of Justice’s lawyers in the Antitrust Division try the case. The Department of Justice also handles issues such as fraud, civil rights, personal safety, and prison issues.
Department-of-justice Sentence Examples
The department of justice has oversight in matters relating to the enforcement of the federal laws and the administration of justice through minor courts.
In the Mall are the building of the Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Institution (q.v.), the National Museum (1910), the Army Medical Museum and the Bureau of Fisheries, and here a building for the Department of Justice is to be erected.
The governor has represented the president without possessing much power; the department of war has had ill-defined duties; the department of justice has, in theory, had charge of the general law; the department of the interior has administered the land law; the agents of the bureau of education have superintended the stocking of Alaska with reindeer; the United States Fish Commission has investigated the condition of marine life without having powers to protect it.
At the head of the department of justice is the supreme judicial court, which consists of a chief justice and seven associate justices appointed by the governor and council for a term of seven years.