This book would not have been possible without the contributions of
many dedicated people. First, there were the contributions of my two pri-
mary research assistants, Kyle Bershok Ames and Taylor Hart-Bowlan,
both outstanding students at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of
Law, whose contributions were so substantial they are named as authors
of Chapters 4 through 6, and 7 and 8, respectively.
The project was supported by a small army of dedicated law students,
who enthusiastically volunteered for research assistant duties, meticu-
lously scouring the libraries and databases as well as checking sources
and citations. For this demanding, tedious, and labor-intensive work they
deserve the most honorable mention: Josephine Bunker, Lindsay Gardner,
Nicholas Gross, Michael Hartman, Megan Herr, Greg Huckaby, Caterina
Lovell, Daniel Woodbridge, Zachary Schiffler, and Sahin Singh, who assisted
Taylor Hart-Bowlan; and Mathew Spangler, Gracen Short, Mark Kollasch,
Christopher Barbera, Hunter Heidrich, and Lindsey Idelberg, who assisted
Kyle Bershok Ames.
Finally, much thanks to the entire staff at the University of Denver’s
College of Law, who labored diligently assisting in the preparation of the
manuscript, and to Jessica Gribble of ABC-CLIO, whose scrupulous pri-
mary editing helped tighten the manuscript to a more readable size.