Update: Meek Mill's legal team has released the following statement to Billboard after filing for an appeal of their client's case with the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court.
"Judge Brinkley 'acted like a prosecutor, not a judge' and purposely had a hostile cross-examination of Bradley Bridge -- a well-respected veteran of the Philadelphia Defender Association who was a witness on Meek’s case during last Monday’s hearing. Meek’s legal team assert that Brinkley lacks impartiality, especially since she laughed at Bridge’s testimony and criticized how the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office was handling Meek’s matter."
Earlier this week, Judge Genece Brinkley denied Meek Mill's request for a new trial, despite the district attorney's belief that the rapper deserves a fresh start. Mill's team of legal representatives has proceeded with the next step by filing a new appeal pleading with the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court to have Judge Brinkley removed from their client's case.