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Judge: no constitutional right to matzoh and grape juice

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge has ruled that an inmate does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice. Christopher Henry, who was convicted of first-degree sodomy, claimed “permanent trauma” and malnourishment and requested nearly $10 billion in damages for what he called a violation…

Strauss-Kahn relocates house arrest to luxury pad

NEW YORK (AFP) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn switched his place of house arrest to a luxury pad said to boast everything from roof access to home theater in one of Manhattan’s trendiest districts. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who is awaiting trial on charges that he sexually assaulted…

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn released to house arrest after sexual assault charges

NEW YORK (AFP) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was spending his first day outside a prison on Saturday after his lawyers posted $6 million bond in the wake of his indictment on sexual assault and attempted rape charges. Strauss-Kahn was freed from New York’s Rikers Island jail on Friday,…

IMF chief resigns, vows to prove innocence

NEW YORK (AFP) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned Thursday as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying he did so with great regret but must focus entirely on clearing his name of sexual assault charges. The move came after escalating pressure on the IMF to chart a course through the…

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