As far back as TESB, we've seen bounty hunters running around offing/capturing people with little or nothing in the way of legal restraint. And, in Bloodlines, it is explicitly stated that bounty hunting is legal in the GA (although we never get a description of the actual legal definition of bounty hunting or any restraints upon it). Does this mean similar professions, like mercenary work are also legal? Or are the bounty hunters around LotF more akin to real-life bounty hunters (chasing down people who skip out on bail)? Why is this profession legal? What implications does this have for the GA's legal system?