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Fisher Will Cost Texas Taxpayers Plenty

John Rosenberg notes in a Minding the Campus essay that the state of Texas is going to employ outside counsel to defend its preferential admission policies under attack in Fisher. He asks why the state attorney general’s office, well staffed with lawyers that the taxpayers already pay for, is being bypassed in favor of a California firm. If I were a taxpayer in Texas, I’d want to know the answer. The state isn’t swimming in red ink, but that’s no reason to squander tax dollars.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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