As various jurisdictions have sought to implement social distancing rules and curfews in the last few months etc, it has meant that people have been faced with fines if they go outside or refuse to put on a mask.
If the state catches you going outside for non-essential purposes when they've set rules instructing you to do otherwise, it could mean hundreds in fines. And many people have been targeted under those measures.
In some areas, residents have sought to launch lawsuits over the stay-at-home orders.
Whether over the mask rules and stay-at-home orders, a variety of lawsuits have been filed around the United States. Courts around the country are still busy debating over whether or not these rules are justified.
Some judges have already ruled that they see the restrictions as an overreach of power.
In cases where people are driving around town, or going for a walk in the park etc, the state hasn't been victimized in such a circumstance and shouldn't seek to penalize and financially punish people, or worse, for engaging in this everyday behavior.
The cost of violating what should be constitutionally-protected rights is far too great to suffer. But it's not like authorities have ever really seemed to care much for the written limitations to their power.