According to reports, Judge Brinkley is still attached to Meek’s case for the immediate future.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is denying Meek Mill’s motion to have Judge Brinkley removed from his case … at least until after his next hearing. The state’s Supreme Court justices were split on the matter — 3 denied it, 3 supported it … but there’s a twist. Justice Wecht denied it, but left the door open for Meek and his team to raise the issue again after his June 18 hearing in front of Judge Brinkley. (TMZ)
Despite taking the L in court yesterday, Meek’s team will have another shot to get Brinkley removed next week.
While the rapper was defeated in his latest effort to remove Brinkley, one Supreme Court judge who denied the motion told Meek Mill’s legal team that they could raise the issue of Brinkley’s removal again at an upcoming June 18th hearing before Brinkley, the Associated Press writes, at which point Meek Mill will again ask for a new trial. (Rolling Stone)
Recently, Meek’s legal muscle Joe Tacopina issued a statement on the judge situation.
“Judge Tucker thoughtfully considered our application to reassign this case to Judge Woods-Skipper, so that it is treated the same as the 2,000 other PCRA petitions that have come before it. While he ultimately ruled that he did not believe he had the authority to do so, we respectfully disagree and will immediately ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reassign the case.” (Complex)