Let's take abortion for example. There are groups that want to ban abortion rights but the supreme court ruled against it. So in Tennessee these interest groups, knowing full well they couldn't ban it, passed a law requiring all on sight staff members be licensed physicians through their local hospital. It doesn't matter where the doctor got their PHD, they still have to have permission from county hospital down the street.
It's a form of hijacking the system to force it to bend to your views.