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Amanda Scott Daigle is a paralegal for the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project in Washington, DC. Since joining the ACLU in 2019, Amanda has served as the lead paralegal on the Supreme Court case Donald J. Trump v. State of New York, challenging the Trump administration’s effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from congressional apportionment. She also helped the team protect the right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, winning 28 victories in 21 states and Puerto Rico. Amanda is a graduate of Georgetown University and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. At Georgetown, she majored in government and minored in history, and did a senior independent study on the relationship between systemic racism and criminal disenfranchisement laws in the United States. Before joining the ACLU, she interned in the Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Amanda served on the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Alabama, where she had the distinction of being the youngest person nominated and elected to the board.