Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Department of Justice is for what?
The United States Department of Justice is a federal executive department established in 1870 and charged with providing the means for enforcing federal laws, furnishing legal counsel in federal cases, and construing the laws under which other federal executive departments act. The department is headed by the U.S. Attorney General, the chief U.S. law officer and an original cabinet member.
Before the formation of the Dept. of Justice, the attorney general had represented the government in legal matters and given legal advice to the executive branch under the authority of the Judiciary Act of 1789, but there was no executive department to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. Because of the mounting responsibilities of the attorney general and because of the growing need for uniformity in the administration of law, a department was created. The act of 1870 also set up the office of solicitor general to represent the government in Supreme Court cases.
Alberto R. Gonzales needs to know that he works for the Country not the President. His job is not to defend this president of wrong doing. If I'm not mistaken, he's suppose to investigate wrong doing by the President and any one else in the United States.


Tarun Jacob said...

realized that we share a similar layout!

Jill said...

To this point, have you ever noticed that either just before or right after Bush speaks on something "iffy" a group of his people run the country spinning the story? Gotta make it look good what ever he says...