So how much are these two lawyers going to have to pony-up for losing the case?
You've broached a sore point.
As you well know, in the case of federal civil rights actions, the plaintiff's expenses are paid by the U.S. Government. That is, the taxpayers.
It is increasingly apparent that the ACLU is using this otherwise well-meant provision as a gravy train. If they need money to pay their staff or lobby against Republican politicians, they launch a "civil rights case" -- thereby creating a cash flow.
It's time the ACLU began paying its own way...