1:08 PM PT – The hearing just ended without a ruling from the Superior Court panel. Meek's lawyers and the District Attorney's Office both reiterated they believe Meek deserves a new trial.
Meek Mill is back in court trying to get his conviction overturned from over a decade ago – and he might have a shot based on who's on the bench … a whole new set of judges.
The Philly-broad rapper is appearing Tuesday in Pennsylvania Superior Court, asking for his 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges to be based on shoddy evidence that was initially used by a cop who has been revealed to be crooked
Not only that, but even state prosecutors have recommended a new trial … and did NOT oppose his release on bail after he got thrown back in prison for a few months in late 2017.
You'll recall … Genece Brinkley the judge who initially sent Meek to prison all those years ago, sent him back to the slammer in November 2017 after she found he'd violated his probation – sentencing him to 2-4 years behind bars … an incredibly harsh pun ishment
Meek's legal team believes this vote from a long-standing vendetta the judge has against the rapper … partly because he laughed at her suggestion of him doing a remake of Boyz II Men 's "On Bended Knee" and giving her a shout-out.
After a lot of public outcry and petitioning by movers and shakers in and around the city … Meek was finally released much to the chagrin of Judge Brinkley
Luckily for him, she is not hearing his request this time around – Meek is coming face-to-face with a panel of judges
Originally Published – 12:16 PM PT