An application from Meek Mill's lawyers to the Pennsylvania Superior Court to have Meek released on emergency bail was denied yesterday, according to NBC News. He is currently serving two to four years in prison on account of parole violations, relating to a conviction that occurred a decade ago.
Meek's application for release will now be returned to Judge Genece Brinkley, the judge who has handled his case so far. His legal team had previously sought Brinkley's recusal from the case, citing unfair bias and a personal vendetta, and stating that she "can't be just and partial."
In a statement given to NBC News, one of Meek's attorneys, Joe Tacopina, said:
We are pleased that the Superior Court took immediate action to direct the Court of Common Pleas to decide on the application for bail without further delay. We remain hopeful that Mr. Williams will be promptly released on bail.
Meek's case has brought the issue of the broken US probation system to worldwide attention; JAY-Z has spoken out vocally on his behalf, including in an op-ed for the New York Times, a rally was held in Meek's hometown of Philadelphia, and he was recently visited in prison by the civil rights activist Al Sharpton. Despite all of this, his appeals for bail have so far been refused. As always, #FreeMeekMill.
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