The state of Texas was ordered to pay $6.8 million in legal fees and expenses for its defense of a controversial voter ID law, including $1.5 million to Dechert and $368,976 to Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

The prevailing attorneys, who represented several plaintiffs including Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey, originally asked U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to award $8.9 million in fees and expenses.

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