Many people have helped in many ways with this book. Judge Robert Henry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit instigated the project and encouraged me to reach out to judges. The University of Denver College of Law provided summer research support that made it possible to do this, rather than other work.
Diane Burkhardt and the staff of the University of Denver College of Law library have been wonderfully responsive, thorough, and prompt. The same is true of my research assistants, Matthew Linton, Dara Lum, Lukas Staks, and Keelin Griffin. The students in my Advanced Jurispru- dence seminar in the spring of 2005 read an earlier draft, commented extensively, and identified exemplars of the ideas I address. My friend and former colleague Jane Caputi read an earlier draft, and provided invaluable insight about what nonlawyers needed to benefit from this book. My editor, Deborah Gershenowitz, kept me on track and pro- vided cheerful confidence that I could not have mustered on my own. Finally, Laura Spitz has been tirelessly generous in the editing of the text and discussion of the ideas. Thanks to all of you. Errors and misjudg- ments are my own.