Hunter Biden’s last minute appeal to dismiss gun charges rejected

by | May 28, 2024

A federal appeals court has rejected a request by Hunter Biden's legal team to dismiss the gun charges he is set to face in federal court next month.

Hunter’s lawyers had appealed a pretrial order seeking to dismiss the charges on Second Amendment grounds, but the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit dismissed the appeal.

“The defendant’s Second Amendment defense does not implicate a right not to be tried that can be collaterally appealed,” the appeals court wrote.

The court also stated that, after the final judgment, the hypothetical Second Amendment defenses could be reviewed on appeal.

In the final hearing before jury selection begins on June 3, the court in Hunter Biden's case addressed the prosecution's plan to use excerpts from his book and materials from his laptop, including photos, as evidence. Prosecutors aim to prove that Biden made false statements on a federal form when he purchased a revolver in 2018 while actively using narcotics.

Judge Maryellen Noreika stated that Special Counsel David Weiss must demonstrate that Hunter Biden was addicted to drugs at the time, though it is not necessary to prove he was using drugs on the specific day he purchased the gun.

 

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