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Feb 11, 2011

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that companies are violating consumer-protection laws in the state if they request the ZIP codes of customers who make purchases using their credit cards, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Justice Carlos Moreno wrote in a unanimous decision that the ZIP code is part of a customer's address, which cannot be requested by companies, according to California state law.

Moreno explained that the law was designed to protect consumers and prevent companies from "soliciting and recording information about the card-holder that is

Feb 3, 2011

Senator Ben Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, has proposed legislation urging the U.S.

Jan 24, 2011

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is under fire for his decision to speak this week at a gathering of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, reports Politico.

The Tea Party Caucus, which was founded by Representative Michele Bachmann, a Republican from Minnesota, invited Scalia to speak on his constitutional beliefs before the conservative group.

"It is a special privilege to have him address the first of what will be regular seminars featuring constitutional scholars," said Bachmann when the invitation was announced last month.