Judge Denies Hunter Biden’s Request to Delay June Gun Charge Trial

(ReliableNews.org) – While President Joe Biden is running for reelection, his son, Hunter Biden, is trying to run from Lady Justice. Federal prosecutors have indicted the first son in California and Delaware for multiple crimes. A court recently denied his request to delay one of those cases.

On May 14, US District Judge Maryellen Noreika denied Hunter’s request to push his Delaware trial on federal gun charges to September. The judge recently set a trial date in the case for June 3. The defense argued a delay was necessary so they could go over the evidence handed over by the prosecution and line up witnesses.

Noreika didn’t buy it. She told the defense that she believes “everyone can get done what needs to get done,” by June 3.

Prosecutors in the Delaware case are accusing Hunter of lying about his drug addiction on a federal background check form when he purchased a gun in 2018. It’s against federal law for a drug user to own a firearm. Hunter has confessed to using drugs during the same period in 2018. He wrote about his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction in his book “Beautiful Things.” The prosecution reportedly intends to use his own words against him in court.

Noreika’s ruling comes about a week after she denied the defendant’s request to dismiss the case. His legal team argued the Supreme Court’s 2022 New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen ruling invalidated the drug user ban. They cited a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that found a drug-user ban was unconstitutional in one instance. Noreika pointed out that the case had to do with a marijuana user and noted the 5th Circuit had explicitly stated that its decision was very narrow. Most other drug user bans have been upheld across the country.

Hunter is also facing federal charges for tax crimes in California. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges in both cases.

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