Crime and Punishment: A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that a large majority of Americans support the death penalty for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing should he be convicted. Most Americans also back the decision to try Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the federal court system instead of a military tribunal.
Bank Battle: Wall Street bankers and some of the world's top finance ministers are waging a bitter international campaign to block Washington financial regulators from extending their policing powers far beyond the nation’s shores, The New York Times reports.
Insanity Defense: Lawyers for accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes are questioning the constitutionality of the state's insanity defense law, court records released on Tuesday show, and raising the possibility that they may enter an insanity plea over his objections, Reuters reports.
New FHFA Head: President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Representative Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina, as director of the federal Housing Finance Agency, Bloomberg reports. Edward J. DeMarco, has served as acting director since 2009.
Gun Control: A woman whose mother was killed in last year's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte Tuesday during the Republican senator's first public appearance in New Hampshire since voting against gun control legislation, the Associated Press reports.