Meek Mill's Request To Withdraw the Controversial Judge Denied By PA Supreme Court
The "Wins And Losses" rapper's the next hearing is on Monday (June 18).
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia chapter of the Supreme Court is reportedly split 3-3 on whether to remove Judge Genece Brinkley Meek Mill in course of the case. That means that the controversial judge still monitor Meek of the appeal hearing, on Monday (June 18).
According to The Legal Intelligencer, the supreme court of justice issued an order on Tuesday morning (June 12) that indicates the division.
The established order, Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor and Judges Sallie Mundy and David Wecht voted to deny the Meek of the petition, while Justices Max Baer, Debra Todd and Christine Donohue wanted to give the Philly rapper of the application. A judge seventh not to participate, which leads to the division.
In a statement sent to HipHopDX, Justice Baer said that "I believe that the Judge Genece Brinkley should have disqualified herself ... as his continued participation created the appearance of impropriety that tends to undermine public confidence in the judiciary."
Earlier this month, Meek's legal team — Joe Tacopina and Brian McMonagle — filed an emergency King of the Bank of the request of the jurisdiction, a request that includes the power to dismiss the lower courts' rulings in extraordinary circumstances.
Meek attorneys believe Brinkley's recent behavior, including the hiring of a private attorney to speak publicly on behalf of her and threatening to file a defamation lawsuit against the Meek, should disqualify her from the supervision of the Meek of the appeal. They want the case to be transferred to Philadelphia Court of Common pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper.
"The Judges found that the Meek of the PCRA of the application as well as the thousands of others before him – should be heard by the same judge, in this case the Judge Woods-Skipper, so that the treatment is the same as in a situation similar defendants," Tacopina said in a statement sent to the DX. "A quarter of a Justice in the Court denie