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Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future
Imperial law applies wherever the Imperium exercises it's sovereignty. The traditional statement is that the Imperium rules the space between the worlds, not the worlds themselves, but this is an oversimplification.
Imperial law applies to all locations where the Imperium has decided it applies, which is not really the circular statement it seems at first.
This includes all spacecraft (military and civil) traveling withm the Imperium, anything within the extrality line of a starport, any place outside the gravity well of a world or star, and all other Imperial installations, regardless of their location.
In addition, Imperial law covers all contracts in interstellar commerce. Finally, there are a few Imperial laws, most of them centuries old, which apply to all Imperial citizens and territories.