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The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is a federal agency that was created in 1974 to regulate the US derivatives markets, including futures, swaps and certain types of options.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) was formed on July 1, 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration as an Executive Department of the US Government. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the country. DOJ has several several division, including:
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
US Marshals Service
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
The DOJ is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud as well as reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. DOJ represents the United States government in legal matters, such as cases before the Supreme Court, and running the federal prison system.
The department is managed by the United States Attorney General who is nominated by the President of the US, confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is William Barr, appointed by President Donald J. Trump.
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The Supreme Court of the United States, also referred to as SCOTUS, is the highest ranking court in the United States. It has discretionary appellate jurisdiction over the state and federal court cases that involve the point of Federal Law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases. It was created by Article III of the Constitution on March 4, 1789. Each judge is appointed to this lifetime tenure, meaning they shall remain as judge until they either, resign, retire, die or are removed from the position.
Appointment of federal judges can and has been political at times as displayed in current events regarding the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by President Donald J. Trump. Judges are suppose to be unbiased and be capable of separating their personal beliefs in order to rule independently. Appointments are approved by the Senate.