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Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the federal executive department charged with law enforcement and the administration of justice. Since its creation in 1870, the Justice Department has been led by the Attorney General, an appointee of the President. The Department of Justice oversees many offices and agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Agency. The EFF has engaged in numerous lawsuits involving the Department of Justice, ranging from Bernstein v. Department of Justice, which addressed export restrictions on encryption programs, to a FOIA lawsuit demanding more information on the government's unconstitutional warrantless spying program.

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EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

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The White House wants almost unilateral power to enact extreme digital rules in secret. We cannot let that happen: https://eff.org/r.qr1f

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A declassified Justice Department report on the FBI's use of the Patriot Act highlights the need for reform: https://eff.org/r.8ebt

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EFF joins @EngineOrg @PublicKnowledge & @RSI in asking Congress to strengthen our ability to challenge bad patents https://eff.org/r.wlk1

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