Matzohs Not A Constitutional Right



Oh dear, no constitutional right to Matzoh and grape juice in jail. Well, how about not getting arrested for a sex crime and then one doesn’t have to worry about not getting one’s dietary needs met. A criminal in a New York jail actually sued for $10 billion in damages for trauma, malnutrition, and violation of his First Amendment right to religious freedom. He wanted a special meal every Friday.

The prison refused because granting special permissions to one prisoner over others creates an atmosphere of favoritism that would cause disruption to an already difficult population. And then there are the additional costs.

Fortunately the federal judge issued an appropriate ruling and he’s not getting his Matzoh until he gets out of jail.