Update: Meek's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has released a statement to Billboard regarding Tuesday's ruling. Tacopina also notes that Meek Mill's legal team will be appealing Judge Brinkley's ruling to a higher court.
“We are not at all surprised by Judge Brinkley‘s decision today. Despite the agreement of the District Attorney’s office on the need for a new trial, and the granting of new trials to other identically situated defendants, Judge Brinkley made clear during the hearing on June 18 that she had already decided the matter. We continue to believe that this miscarriage of justice will be corrected upon further review and that the public’s confidence in the impartiality of the judicial system in Pennsylvania will be restored."
Just over a week ago (June 18), Meek Mill made his way back to court for his latest hearing in hopes of securing a new trial away from Judge Genece Brinkley. Following the appearance, Meek didn't seem very confident. "I feel like what went on in the courtroom today is disgraceful," he relayed.