ZIP It: In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court has barred merchants from asking credit-card shoppers for their ZIP Codes, the Wall Street Journal reports. No more Williams-Sonoma catalogs.
Take the Stand: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), a former assistant U.S. attorney general, may be called to testify as a witness in a federal corruption trial, The Boston Globe reports. He's been accused of no wrongdoing.
Mold at the CIA: The New York Times reports on the tangled legal fight of a former CIA employee, who says the agency placed him and his family in a mold-contaminated home that made them sick.
Loughner's Mugs: Attorneys for Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner filed an emergency motion Thursday to stop the U.S. Marshals Service from releasing Loughner's official mug shots to the media, the Arizona Republic reports.
Execution Halt: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is effectively extending his state's moratorium on executions because of the nationwide shortage of a key chemical, The Washington Post reports.