Hunter Biden Still Gets to Be a Lawyer, Despite the Cocaine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - JANUARY 20: Vice-President Joe Biden and sons Hunter Biden (L) and Beau Biden walk in the Inaugural Parade January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Hunter Biden;Joe Biden;Beau Biden
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The Veep’s youngest son won’t lose his Connecticut law license over the drug test that got him booted from the U.S. Navy reserves, according to the state’s legal authorities. Hunter Biden was discharged in February after testing positive for cocaine.

Biden works primarily in private equity in Washington, D.C., but he’s also admitted to the Connecticut Bar. However, it turns out the state will only automatically review someone’s license to practice if they have a criminal conviction. Otherwise, another interested party has to file a grievance to initiate the process. (Biden doesn’t appear to be a member of the D.C. bar.)

At this point, I’m not aware that Mr. Biden has been arrested for anything, and certainly not convicted,” said Michael Bowler, the statewide Bar counselor. If only the same standard applied to people who have to get drug tested for their food stamps.