Another amazing eminent domain story: Yolo County, California, is seizing working ranch and farm land to make sure the landowners don't develop the land in future. What's more, Yolo County isn't footing the bill; they're letting an Indian tribe pay for the land directly with casino money. Supposedly there have been no promises made to the Indians, but needless to say the arrangement raises all sorts of additional questions.
The landowners say that this could be the first time the "government got into the business of trying to run an existing business."
If the government succeeds, there's nothing to stop the government from taking over anyone else's business in future.
(Hat tip: Betsy's Page.)