According to a spokesman for Maricopa County, the running legal tab in Melendres is $2.2 million. (Not all of this went to Casey, by the way.)
That does not include an award of $4.5 million in fees to the ACLU and other organizations offering legal representation to the plaintiffs.
Nor does it include the cost of the monitor, and the cost of implementing Snow's orders.
And it does not include all of the fees that will result from the contempt proceedings, such as a proposed $350,000 fund to be paid for by the county which will cover payouts to those detained improperly by the MCSO.
In actuality, $350,000 is just a starting number for that fund. It easily could balloon into the millions.
I expect real American conservatives will chip in and Joe will have to pay nothing out of pocket.