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Not long after Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Indiana’s new and heavily gerrymandered redistricting bill into law, he received a reminder of why such measures aren’t such a good idea.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Just minutes after 2 1/2 hours of testimony criticizing the Republican redistricting process, activists learned that leaders didn’t plan to consider one of citizens' major demands: public, statewide hearings after the publication of new district lines.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Four New York lawmakers are protesting the state Thruway Authority's choice of the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A to open eateries at rest areas, citing the fried chicken enterprise’s record of undermining civil rights of LGBTQ people.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a law allowing drivers to run over protesters, then he signed a law making it illegal for teachers to teach certain concepts of race and historical racism, called critical race theory. The OKC Board of Education denounced it. ACLU is suing for free speech over that legislation.