Hunter Biden’s request to delay gun trial denied by appeals court

by | May 21, 2024

The full 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused Tuesday to halt Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial, which is set to begin in two weeks. The court's decision upheld a previous ruling by a three-judge panel that had rejected Biden's bid to dismiss the case.

Defense attorneys for Hunter Biden argued that there was no urgent need to start the trial on June 3, especially given the short interval between this trial and another trial on tax charges scheduled to begin in California later that same month. Despite these arguments, the appeals court declined to pause the proceedings.

Hunter’s defense attorneys are also appealing a separate decision from U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika, who rejected their claim that the case violates the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which protects the right to firearm ownership.

He is also appealing rulings that rejected his motions to dismiss the tax charges he faces.

 

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