I have found that many government agencies, both state and federal, adopt illegal procedures or attempt to collect information illegally or create administrative barriers to obtaining information from them which they are legally required to provide.
A very typical example of this is that a government agency may demand that a person provide identification or other irrelevant information to receive a public record even though no law authorizes them to do so.
What can a private citizen do to correct an abuse like this or force the agency to act in a lawful way?
I am aware that in many cases the citizen can get a court order to solve their individual problem. For example, if the citizen wants a record, they can go before a judge and ask for a court order which compels the agency to produce the record. However, this only solves the problem for a single instance. It does not help others with the same problem or force the agency to behave lawfully in other cases.
So, is it possible, when petitioning for such a court order, that the citizen ask the judge to order the agency to behave in a lawful way and abolish their illegal "regulation" in addition to granting the citizen's one-time request?