Supreme Court Could Rescue Hunter Biden, Reverse Conviction

“Convicted felon” Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict for illegal gun possession could be reversed if the Supreme Court comes to his rescue.

The high court is expected to issue a ruling on a major gun case this term that could provide a pathway for Democrat President Joe Biden’s son to appeal, CNN reported.

It’s an ironic possibility since President Biden has furiously attacked the conservative court as reactionary and extreme.

Specifically, Biden has cited the Supreme Court’s rulings on guns and abortion.

The Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Bruen upended gun control regimes nationwide by establishing a new test.

Namely, gun restrictions must be rooted in the nation’s “historic tradition.”

In the case US v. Daniels, an appeals court last year cited Bruen to rule that a federal ban on drug addicts owning guns cannot stand.

However, the ruling did not impact Hunter Biden’s trial.

Hunter’s case fell under the jurisdiction of a different appeals court.

Nevertheless, Hunter Biden’s lawyers cited Bruen while trying to have the case dismissed.

The judge rejected Biden’s Second Amendment challenges.

As a result, Hunter Biden was found guilty on three felony counts.

During the brief trial, jurors were shown evidence of his drug abuse.

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But that’s not the end of the story.

The case US v. Rahimi concerns a man who lost his gun license after being issued a restraining order for domestic violence.

The Supreme Court appeared inclined to rule against Rahimi during oral arguments.

Still, the case could work in the favor of someone like Hunter, who was convicted of lying on a gun form.

Weighing in on the case, former federal prosecutor  Michael McAuliffe said:

“The key issue may be where the Court ultimately draws the line of dangerousness––that is, whether false swearing on a form is an appropriate proxy for classifying a gun buyer as a danger and thus a potential felon.”

While Hunter is not accused of any violence, Rahimi allegedly shot his gun into the air at a fast-food restaurant.

The courts may decide that gun bans like the one Hunter violated are limited to “people who are found to be dangerous in some way,” Jacob Charles, a law professor at Pepperdine University, said.

At some point, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the Daniels case.

The SCOTUS ruling could also grease the skids for Hunter’s appeal.

There is also speculation about a pardon from Hunter’s father.

The White House declined to rule out commuting Hunter’s sentence, days after Joe Biden said he would not pardon his son.

However, with Hunter Biden’s tax fraud trial in September looming, the president is more likely to hold off for that verdict before taking any unpopular actions.

It also appears unlikely that he would commute his son’s sentence before the November election if he’s still running.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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