what’s in a name: the department of justice

You’re a busy person. You can’t pay attention to everything all the time. That’s why you keep me around — because you know that every so often I will burst into the room and grab you by the front of your shirt and say something like Oh my god do you guys realize the U.S. government calls its court system the Department of Justice.


They may as well call it the “Department of Fairness” or the “Department of We Never Convict Innocent People Or Let Murderers Go Free.”

They also could have called it the Department of Courts, but they didn’t.

Names are important.