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How was it decided if a case should be tried in Rome or in the province by the governor of that province? was the governor always the judge or were there exceptions? who were the lawyers? I know a lot of senators were lawyers but what about outside the city? were there layers in every province that were defending cases against the governor or was it that you should represent yourself?

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I've removed your request for a reference, because requests for reference are always out of scope. The remaining cluster of questions is very interesting. It is possible that we should discuss in meta whether a tight cluster of questions is too broad; my instinct is that these questions can all be answered with a single answer. –  Mark C. Wallace Mar 26 at 14:28
    
This question is too broad. Don't ask questions that you could write a book about. –  Tyler Durden Apr 5 at 21:45

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