"[T]he Obama administration’s political appointees at the departments of Justice and Agriculture engineered a stunning turnabout: They committed $1.33 billion to compensate not just the 91 plaintiffs but thousands of Hispanic and female farmers who never had claimed bias in court."..."An examination by The New York Times shows that it became a runaway train, driven by racial politics, pressure from influential members of Congress and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees. More than 90,000 people have filed claims. The total cost could top $4.4 billion."  http://epilot.hamptonroads.com/Olive/ODE/VirginianPilot/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VmlyZ2luaWFuUGlsb3QvMjAxMy8wNC8yOQ..&pageno=MTA.&entity=QXIwMTAwMg..&view=ZW50aXR5