Justice Margaret McKeown on First, but Last? with Emy diGrappaWelcome to the first episode of First, but Last with Judge Margaret McKeown.

This podcast introduces you to the creative, intrepid and influential women all across the state of Wyoming. We hope you enjoy the show. 

Born in Casper, Wyoming, Judge Margaret McKeown is now a judge of the United States Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit.

In this episode, you’ll learn about Margaret McKeown’s life and career, how she became interested in politics, her early experiences with discrimination, and her perspective on the current state of women’s rights.

“We have made enormous progress from the time when we got the vote (which was significant) to now, but we are not done!” – Judge Margaret McKeown

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“I do a lot of work with judges around the world and every time I come back, no matter what might be the warts of the American system, I am always happy that I had the accident of being born in the United States and having all the rights and privileges that we have. But we have to make sure we are always making those a reality.” – Judge Margaret McKeown

Show Notes:

  • What is it like to grow up in Casper, WY
  • How Margaret’s interest in politics evolved
  • How working for Wyoming Senator Clifford Hansen set Margaret’s professional course
  • The inspiration behind attending law school
  • Discrimination experiences in the legal profession
  • How Margaret became a judge of the United States Court of Appeals
  • The current state of women’s rights and how we can make a difference going forward

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“Growing up in a state like Wyoming where people know each other, where a lot of weight is placed on values and who you are, that paid off!” – Judge Margaret McKeown

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