by Locker Room contributor
Dyersville, Iowa, home of the “Field of Dreams,” wants to take an elderly lady’s farm for a rail spur project.
Supporters cite the need for jobs. They say the rail spur would help them bring an ethanol plant. (I guess all those people coming to see the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson don’t generate enough revenue.)
Iowa lawmakers stepped up to the plate to place new restrictions on eminent domain powers in the land of corn, but the governor vetoed their bill.
For a disturbing take on this issue, read this.