Andy and Ceil Barrie stand for a photo next to their mining cabin near Breckenridge, Colo. Summit County wants to condemn 10 acres of land that belongs to the Barrie's through the controversial power of eminent domain. (AP Photo/Nicholas Riccardi)

A Western Wrinkle On Eminent Domain

The county government, alarmed that the couple drives their ATV up an old mining road to the cabin, wants to take the Barrie’s land — and it’s doing so by claiming eminent domain.