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Was Hunter Biden's legal team legally required to publicly disclose his proposed plea agreement?

For the plea deal to be considered by the judge, it had to be disclosed in court to the judge. Only in extremely extraordinary circumstances would court proceedings be closed to the public. However, ...
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Was Hunter Biden's legal team legally required to publicly disclose his proposed plea agreement?

No, there was no legal requirement that the plea agreement be announced. Practically, it is unlikely that in a high profile case like this a plea agreement would be reached and no details would leak ...
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What constitutional limit, if any, exists on disciplinary actions imposed in non-criminal cases?

An incarceration punishment, almost by definition, make an offense a criminal one for constitutional law purposes. This is, for example, what triggers the right to counsel. In its 1979 opinion in ...
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Would the holding of assets in a UTMA account when the beneficiary wants to withdraw them be considered a deprivation of property?

No. The Fourteenth Amendment only applies to state action, which an UTMA account does not involve. Also, the property interest of the beneficiary is a beneficial equitable interest in the assets in ...
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What constitutional limit, if any, exists on disciplinary actions imposed in non-criminal cases?

The case you cite is very narrowly drawn, speaking only to the use of corporal punishment in schools, and justifying their conclusion by the long history of support in common law for corporal ...
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