Is Meek Mill on the Path to Freedom?

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They’ve been too few and far between, since Meek Mill was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in jail last November for a nearly 10 years-old probation violation, but the rapper has a reason to hold out hope for justice. After Genece Brinkley, the judge who’s seemed less than scrupulous throughout the process, denied Mill bail and refused to step down from his case earlier this week, his release will now be determined by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner filed no opposition to Mill being released on bail at the Supreme Court level, according to documents obtained by Complex.


In the filing, Krasner wrote that he “does not oppose defendant’s application to the extent he requests release on bail pending the current proceedings, but opposes all other requested relief at this time.” There’s no date set for when the Supreme Court will determine if Meek can post bail while his sentence is appealed.

It’s hard not to see this as a step in the right direction: after Meek’s sentencing, Brinkley was accused of compromising ethics. Mill’s lawyers claimed that she asked him to remake a Boyz II Men song and mention her name on the track, leave Roc Nation to sign with her friend, and that she had a “personal vendetta” against the rapper.


She is still attached to the case—and Mill’s attorneys have filed a motion for her to be removed from it—but this could open the door for Meek to post bail as the fight for his freedom continues.

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