Articles by David Crary

Some Churches, Officials Struggle to Balance Right to Worship with Coronavirus Risk

Crowded bars and house parties have been identified as culprits in spreading the coronavirus. Meat packing plants, prisons and nursing homes are known hot spots. Then there’s the complicated case of America’s churches. The vast majority of these churches have …

Lawyers Try Unusual Legal Path to Advance Sex Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts

A team of lawyers filed a lawsuit this week in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking to establish the nation’s capital as a venue for men across the U.S. to sue the Boy Scouts of America for allegedly failing to …

Southern Baptists Under Pressure to Deal with Sex Abuse Claims

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic — sex abuse by clergy and staff — overshadowing all others. Inside the meeting hall in Birmingham, Alabama, delegates representing the nation’s largest Protestant denomination …

More Victims Learning About Available Recourse in Sexual Harassment Cases

Back in 1979, Karen Schneider was an entry-level copy editor in her 20s when a senior editor at her newspaper offered her a ride after some late-night drinks with colleagues. At her destination, he locked the car door and forcibly …

Intellectual Property: Case of the Monkey’s Selfie and Animals’ Copyright

A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit was filed in …