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Maggie Jo Buchanan is the acting director of the Women’s Initiative at American Progress. Formerly, she served as an associate director for the Women’s Initiative. Buchanan has also led policy initiatives at organizations such as Waxman Strategies, Young Invincibles, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She has significant experience on the Hill, serving as a senior legislative assistant to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and as a law clerk in the U.S. Senate.

Buchanan’s work has received extensive news coverage, and she has provided commentary to NPR, the U.S. News & World Report, Politico, PBS NewsHour, Vox, The Guardian, the Houston Chronicle, and more. She earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

By Maggie Jo Buchanan
The Climate Needs a Balanced JudiciaryCenter for American ProgressOctober 7, 2021
It Is Past Time for Congress To Expand the Lower CourtsCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2021
Clean Slate Is Critical for a Healthy DemocracyCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2021
The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy Is OverCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2021
‘Justice for All’ Requires Access to JusticeCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2021
Qualified Immunity and the Bivens Doctrines ExplainedCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2021
The case for disbarring Rudy Giuliani, other Trump lawyers—and even some lawmakersFortuneJanuary 14, 2021
Promoting Accountability: State and Federal Officials Shouldn’t Be Above the LawCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2020
The Need To Rebuild the DOJ Office for Access to JusticeCenter for American ProgressNovember 24, 2020
Trump’s Ideological Judges Have Led To Politicized CourtsCenter for American ProgressOctober 23, 2020
Pipelines to Power: Encouraging Professional Diversity on the Federal Appellate BenchCenter for American ProgressAugust 13, 2020
The Need for Supreme Court Term LimitsCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2020
Reproductive Rights at the Supreme CourtCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2020
The Startling Lack of Professional Diversity Among Federal JudgesCenter for American ProgressJune 17, 2020
Attorney General William Barr Is Willing to Destroy the Rule of Law for the Trump AdministrationCenter for American ProgressJune 2, 2020
Trump’s Newest Anti-Health Care Nominees to the Appellate BenchCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2020
The Pressing Need To Support Courts During the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressApril 7, 2020
The Trump Administration’s Inaction on Coronavirus Is Hurting U.S. CourtsCenter for American ProgressMarch 13, 2020
Trump and McConnell’s Political Judges in Wake of ImpeachmentCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2020
Chief Justice Roberts and the Legitimacy of the JudiciaryCenter for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2020
Trump’s Politicization of the Justice SystemCenter for American ProgressFebruary 20, 2020
5 Principles for Civil Justice ReformCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2019
The Lack of Oversight in Trump’s Justice DepartmentCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2019
Transforming the Culture of PowerCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2019
Trump’s Impeachable Conduct Strikes at the Heart of the Rule of Law: Part 2Center for American ProgressOctober 18, 2019
Brett Kavanaugh: A Representation of the Damaged U.S. JudiciaryCenter for American ProgressOctober 1, 2019
Trump’s Impeachable Conduct Strikes at the Heart of the Rule of Law: Part 1Center for American ProgressSeptember 27, 2019
Kavanaugh’s Hero Worship Threatens Women’s Equal RightsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 4, 2018
Advancing RBG’s Vision of Equality in the Trump AgeCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2018
The Anti-Choice Movement’s Continued Pursuit of Politicized MedicineCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Anti-Choice Efforts to Divide WomenCenter for American ProgressJuly 21, 2016
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas FamiliesCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2016
When It Comes to Your Health, Whose Judgment Do You Trust?Center for American ProgressJune 13, 2016
Helping More Women Access Long-Acting Reversible ContraceptivesCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2016
Even When Teen Pregnancy Rates Fall, Disparities RemainMediumMay 26, 2016
Supporting Women’s Health and Rights to Address Economic InequalityCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2016
Utah Anti-Choice Law Forces Women to Pay for a Procedure That Risks Their HealthRewireApril 7, 2016