This week, rapper Meek Mill and his attorneys filed an Emergency Petition for an Original Writ of Habeas Corpus, requesting that the Pennsylvania Superior Court release Mill immediately since Judge Genece Brinkley had yet to hold a routine hearing on the hip-hop star’s bail status.
Although the court denied Mill’s request to be released from prison on Nov. 28, the ruling was considered a victory, given that Brinkley has been ordered to rule swiftly on the bail petition that Mill’s lawyers filed two weeks ago.
“We’re pleased that the Superior Court took immediate action to direct the Court of Common Pleas to decide on the application for bail ‘without further delay,’” said Jordan Siev, one of the members of Mill’s legal team. “We remain hopeful that Mr. Williams will be promptly released on bail.”
To date, Mill’s legal team has filed three motions – a motion for bail, motion to modify sentence and a motion for recusal – that have gone unanswered. All three motions were submitted to the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court over the course of a three-day span between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16.