Meek Mill and his legal issues seemed to be gaining some positive progress with names such as Jay-Z and Rev. Al Sharpton lending time to his probation violation case via their platforms. The Philadelphia rapper hit yet another roadblock to freedom after a legal motion aimed at hopefully gaining freedom was denied.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday denied Meek Mill’s emergency motion to get out on bail while he appeals the decision this month by a Philadelphia judge to send him back to prison.
But in what the Philadelphia-born rapper’s lawyer called a victory, the appeals court ordered Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley to rule on the bail petition Mill’s lawyers filed two weeks ago — and explain her reasons “without further delay.”
“This is good news,” said the lawyer, Peter Goldberger, hired because of his expertise in appellate law to challenge the two- to four-year prison term Brinkley imposed on Nov. 6.
The Superior Court’s ruling came within hours of Mill’s motion for an emergency bail order, which complained that Brinkley has not responded to any of Mill’s post-sentencing appeals.
The outlet adds that Meek’s situation is largely stalled because of Judge Brinkley’s reported refusal to examine the motion although she has a limited time to review the matter. Meek’s legal team is still working to seek release for their client citing the harsh sentencing for the probation violation.