In Memoriam: Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer by The Sedona Conference’s Ken Withers

Extract from Ken Withers’ “In Memoriam: Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer”

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague, U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer of the District of Colorado, in the early hours of Saturday, December 1. He was 64. Judge Shaffer—“Craig” to everyone in The Sedona Conference—was a regular dialogue leader at Working Group 1 meetings and a member of the faculty of three Sedona Conference Institute programs.

Craig was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, in October 2017. At the time, he was working on an article on “discovery on discovery,” growing out of his involvement in the spirited dialogue on The Sedona Principles, Third Edition, and in particular the revised commentary on Principle 6. True to form, from his hospital bed, he insisted on finishing the article in time for it to be published in the same edition as the Principles: Deconstructing “Discovery About Discovery,” 19 Sedona Conf. J. 215 (2018).

Read more here