Main Justice covers insider news about the U.S. Department of Justice. We are an independent news organization and not part of the government.
A lot of people ask us about our name, even in Washington. So here’s the story: Main Justice is the informal name for Justice Department headquarters in Washington. Just as the White House is synonymous with the president, Main Justice is short-hand for the Attorney General and his top prosecutors, lawyers and policy-makers. These are the people this site is about and for: The government lawyers who drive the nation’s justice system.
In 2001, the Main Justice building at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW was formally named the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building. Robert Kennedy served as Attorney General from 1961 to 1964.