Judge Maryellen Noreika, who is overseeing the Hunter Biden case, made it clear on Wednesday that she is not prepared to accept the plea agreement that the president’s son and the Justice Department came to.

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Noreika pressed both sides’ attorneys for clarification in order to make sure that the plea agreement did not offer Hunter Biden broad immunity with regard to his business transactions, which is a concern in the case. 

Hunter Biden as a result filed a not guilty plea to two misdemeanor charges related to his federal income tax filings. He has, though, stated that he would be willing to change his plea if a fresh arrangement were to be put out and then accepted by Judge Noreika.

Who is Maryellen Noreika?

Maryellen Noreika is a United States district judge for the District of Delaware. She was born on July 22, 1966, and is 57 years old. Noreika’s academic accomplishments were duly acknowledged when she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and also served as a member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University, a Master of Arts in Biology from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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She started her legal career as an associate with Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Delaware, after graduating from law school in 1993. Unbelievably, Maryellen Noreika worked for Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell for 25 years before obtaining her position as a judge.

She was nominated by President Donald Trump on December 20, 2017, to be a United States District Judge for the District of Delaware. The position left empty by Judge Gregory M. Sleet, who was elevated to senior status on May 1st, 2017, was filled by this honorable appointment.

Maryellen Noreika officially took office as a United States District Judge for the District of Delaware on August 9, 2018, after receiving her judicial commission.

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President Joe Biden has also considered nominating her for a position as a federal judge on the Federal Circuit.