Meek Mill has received a small victory in his 2008 case on drug and gun charges. Mill’s lawyers were able to successfully get a new hearing at an appellate court in Philadelphia scheduled for July 16. Mill’s lawyers have long argued that Judge Brinkley held a bias against the rapper and she has now been recused from the case. Judge Genece Brinkley turned down a petition by Mill for a new trial last year, despite a recommendation by the Philadephia’s District Attorney’s office that he get one. Attorney Jordan Siev said, “We’re looking forward to the oral argument before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and to, hopefully, having Meek’s conviction vacated.”
Since his release from prison, Mill has been a spokesperson and advocate for prison reform. Most recently he praised, Ava Duvernay for her Netflix film “When They See Us.”
“When they see us” is super emotional if you been thru the system! Thank you Ava and all the creators of this series!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 1, 2019