Meet Jihad Jane: Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled charges against "a petite, blond-haired, blue-eyed high school dropout" from the Philadelphia suburbs who they accuse of aiding terrorist, writes The Washington Post. Colleen Renee LaRose, 46, who went by the alias "Jihad Jane," allegedly sought out recruits in the United States and abroad to wage "violent Jihad," the paper reports.
Religulous Ruling: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled Tuesday that religious schools "don't have a free pass to ignore a key federal employment law based on a 'ministerial exception,'" writes The National Law Journal's Tresa Baldas.
Payoff for Payday Lenders: Republican Senator Bob Corker pressed to remove restrictions on payday lenders from the new financial reform bill, reports The New York Times. The payday industry is an influential political force in Corker's home state of Tennessee, and donated to his campaigns, the Times notes.
So Long Credit Default Swaps?: European regulators are considering tough new restrictions on derivatives trading, including an outright ban on some trades involving credit default swaps,the pseudo-insurance products which nearly sank AIG, and may have played a role in Greece's financial crisis. The Wall Street Journal has the story.
Big Law Bake Sale: Check out Andy Jones' story on the 10th Annual Cooking for Kids Bake Sale and Taste-Off Competition, organized by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Spoiler alert: "Drinker Biddle & Reath was the Taste-Off’s big winner, taking first prize in the cookie category for white chocolate chip and cranberry cookies, made by associate Alisa Lahey. Drinker Biddle also took first in the pie category with a black and white fudge pie with walnuts, made by associate Alain Lapter."