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Pennsylvania Superior Court rejects Meek Mill’s emergency bail request

KC Orcutt

 // Nov 29, 2017

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As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pennsylvania Superior Court denied an emergency bail motion filed by Meek Mill's lawyer Tuesday (Nov. 28).

According to reports, although the 147-page-long emergency motion to have Meek Mill released on bail while his attorney appeals the decision that sent the rapper back to jail for probation violation was denied, there is a silver lining.

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While the upper court denied the bail motion, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley was ordered to rule on the bail petition Mill's lawyers filed nearly two weeks ago, as well as explain her reasons "without further delay."

Per the habeas corpus petition, "As of this filing, more than 10 days after submission [Brinkley] has taken no action — not even to schedule a hearing — on any petitioner's motions, and in particular not on the bail motion."

Legally, Brinkley has 30 days to respond to Meek's Nov. 14 motions, but as explained by the Inquirer, the Superior Court petition contended that the motion is allowed under state appellate rules "to seek transfer from unlawful to lawful form of custody — such as bail, in this case — as well as to obtain release from all custody."

In other words, Meek is in a "Catch-22" situation, where he can't appeal his conviction and sentence to the Superior Court until Brinkley rules on his post-sentence motions, something that as previously pointed out, she "refuses to do so."

Most recently, the Rev. Al Sharpton visited Meek Mill at the state prison, speaking exclusively with REVOLT about how the rapper is a representation of those that have "been victimized by abusive probationally and parole systems that give room for judges to act way beyond what is necessary, what is palpable, and in my judgment, what is ethical, to throw people's lives away."

Keep it locked to REVOLT TV for the latest updates surrounding Meek Mill's incarceration and legal proceedings.

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