Originally posted by Alpharius
So where do the Imperial Judges and their courts fit in since I had been imagining a bit of a split there?
The Imperial courts address cases involving all citizens, not just Dynasts. And the magistrates are primarily investigators; their authority does overlap with the Imperial courts, but they don't just go out and preempt Dynastic civil cases or situations where the Imperial Force has already brought a Dynast before the courts. (Well, they could
, and on rare occasions they probably do. But they generally have better uses for their time.)