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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that common-law civil forfeiture does not exist in Pennsylvania, but stopped short of saying the same for common-law criminal forfeiture, instead leaving that issue for another day.

The justices ruled 6-1 to uphold a unanimous January 2017 decision by the Commonwealth Court en banc in Commonwealth v. Irland, which said the state government has no legal basis, absent statutory authority, for seizing so-called derivative contraband. The Commonwealth Court’s decision had reversed an Adams County trial judge’s ruling.

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Zack Needles

Zack Needles is Global Managing Editor, Regional Brands at ALM. He is also the Managing Editor of The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Delaware Business Court Insider and Delaware Law Weekly. Contact him at 215-557-2373 or [email protected] On Twitter: @ZackNeedlesTLI.

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