This Dec. 8, 2009, picture shows Elouise Cobell outside the law offices of Kilpatrick & Stockton in Washington. The Obama administration says it will spend
This Dec. 8, 2009, picture shows Elouise Cobell outside the law offices of Kilpatrick & Stockton in Washington. The Obama administration says it will spend more than $3 billion to settle a long-running and contentious lawsuit over royalties owed to American Indians. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)