STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – A former White House lawyer’s attempted murder case will resume in a Connecticut court as a judge mulls when jury selection can begin.

Jury selection in John Michael Farren’s case was supposed to begin next week in Stamford Superior Court, but an appeal delayed the proceedings.

The case is scheduled to return before Judge Richard Comerford on Tuesday, when he may set another date for jury selection.

The trial is set to begin June 17.

Farren recently appealed Comerford’s rejection of his proposed mental health defense, but the state Appellate Court dismissed the appeal Wednesday.

Farren is accused of beating his wife nearly to death at their New Canaan home in 2010. He has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault charges.

Farren worked in both Bush administrations.

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