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Hunter Biden was indicted on gun charges, but he could find salvation from an unlikely source, according to a Washington Post columnist.
President Joe Biden's son Hunter was hit with the charges after a plea deal blew up in court. A lot of legal experts have expressed doubt about the strength of the government's case against Hunter Biden.
Now, a ruling that his father opposed could be Hunter Biden's way out, according to WaPo associate editor Ruth Marcus.
In an "irony alert," Marcus explains that a "misguided ruling from the conservative-dominated Supreme Court — a decision that President Biden has said 'contradicts both common sense and the Constitution' — might save Hunter Biden from the gun charges just filed against him."
"Last year, in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the court upended its approach to gun rights, saying that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms permits only those gun restrictions that have a basis in 'history and tradition,'" Marcus wrote. "That blinkered interpretation has set off a flurry of challenges to existing gun laws in the lower courts as judges have been forced to scour colonial-era statutes for analogies to modern-day regulations."
"In Hunter Biden’s case, that means finding historical antecedents for the federal law that prohibits those who use illegal drugs from purchasing or possessing firearms. Biden was indicted Thursday on three felony counts: making two false statements on a gun purchase form that he did not use and was not addicted to controlled substances, and illegally possessing a Colt revolver while he was using narcotics. His lawyers have signaled their intention to use the high court’s ruling in Bruen as a basis for challenging the charges."
Rep. Lauren Boebert could have had cannabis in her vape when she was kicked out of a Beetlejuice musical, which might make her guilty of the same law Hunter Biden is being charged with, Richard Painter, the former ethics czar for George W. Bush, said Saturday.
Boebert was kicked out of the musical on Tuesday, with initial reports suggesting she had "made a scene." Boebert claimed she was merely enjoying the musical, and was therefore loud. Later reports suggested Boebert had been vaping near a pregnant woman and, after initially denying those claims, she apologized after video surfaced proving her wrong.
In an initial post on the topic, Painter questioned what Boebert writes on her forms for gun ownership.
"So, what did [Boebert] say on the forms she signed to buy her guns? What did she say about drug use? She only does vapes? Only in movie theaters?" Painter asked. "Now that [the Justice Department] is running fact checks on gun buyers, we can find out."
Painter then added, "According the the 'rule in Hunter's case' if she owns a gun (she owns many) [the Justice Department] gets to know what's in that vape. Let's turn it over [Boebert]."
In a subsequent posting Saturday, Painter wrote, "Hey [Boebert], even if you weren't a Member of Congress you'd have to be pretty high to let a man paw all over you in a public space. What was in that vape?"
Donald Trump took to social media to gloat on Saturday after his ally, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, was narrowly acquitted on corruption charges in his own impeachment trial, which was greenlit by fellow Republicans.
Legal experts were quick to react to the news that Paxton was acquitted of 16 articles of impeachment, but Trump took his time, posting a response several hours later. Trump had previously expressed support for Paxton throughout the process. Paxton also had the support of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and other far-right figures.
For Paxton's part, he lashed out at President Joe Biden in the wake of the results.
Trump posted his response on his own social media site, Truth Social. He began by thanking the lieutenant governor of Texas for his role.
"I want to thank the great Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, who served as Judge in the Ken Paxton Trial, and the Republican State Senators, for showing great Professionalism and Fairness," Trump said.
He then added:
"Attorney General Paxton was fully acquitted on all 16 Impeachment Articles brought by the Texas Republican House. It is time that Speaker Dade Phelan resign after pushing this Disgraceful Sham! Congratulations to Attorney General Ken Paxton on a great and historic Texas sized VICTORY. I also want to congratulate his wonderful wife and family for having had to go through this ordeal, and WINNING!"
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