The price for defending affirmative action in undergraduate admissions at the University of Texas is going up as a lawsuit challenging racial and ethnic preferences enters a new phase.
UT previously contracted to pay the law firm that defended its program before the U.S. Supreme Court a flat fee of $977,000, plus up to $10,000 in expenses. Now that the case has been sent back to a lower court for additional proceedings, the university has agreed to raise the maximum possible charge to $1,254,500.
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