Huckabee filed it with his breachfront property neighbors against Walton County and its sheriff, saying the ordinance is unlawfully preventing them from "being able to use or even set foot in their own backyards".
The lawsuit is stating violation of the community's Fifth Amendment rights, specifically the "Takings Clause", which states, "[N]or shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
It was filed Monday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida and says that local government is denying basic constitutional rights in taking 'social distancing' measures too far — to the point that police are infringing on property rights.
The complaint says that law enforcement officers "have been and are currently patrolling and occupying the private beachfront properties" without permission while threatening "arrest or fine Plaintiffs, their family members, or invitees on their private properties," according to Lawandcrime.com.
"The Amended Ordinance is arbitrary and capricious. The Amended Ordinance purports to be designed to 'prevent the spread of COVID-19' yet it has the opposite effect," Plaintiffs wrote.