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The runners up for Litigator of the Week include Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Jon Youngwood and the Southern Poverty Law Center, who are challenging Mississippi’s criminal disenfranchisement scheme on constitutional grounds. The Southern District of Mississippi granted class certification in Harness v. Hosemann in a ruling that could open the door to restoring voting rights for people convicted of offenses as minor as writing a bad check—and pave the way for a similar suit pending in Alabama.

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Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene is editor of The Litigation Daily and author of the "Daily Dicta" column. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at jgreene@alm.com.

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