Did you know?
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Justice Department, which Congress created in 1870.
If you’d like to learn more, the Department has created a special webpage to commemorate the occasion. It includes a timeline that traces the agency’s beginnings in 1789 to its modern founding in 1870 and through the present day. It also explains the history of the Department’s seal as well as its Latin motto: qui pro domina justitia sequitur. It means one “who prosecutes on behalf of justice.”
Here’s to 150 more.