On Wednesday, a Philadelphia judge reportedly denied Meek Mill’s request to remove another judge from his case. The judge stated that he doesn’t “have the jurisdiction over the matter.”
According to Billboard, Judge Leon Tucker told Meek’s attorney that only the state Supreme Court could decide the matter.
Tucker said, “We have a judge that wears the same robe that I wear, that has not recused herself and has not disqualified herself. I don’t have the jurisdiction to do that. It’s as simple as that.”
Meek’s lawyer is looking to get Judge Genece Brinkley removed from his case after she’s been alleged to have a vendetta against Meek.
Joe Tacopina, one of Meek’s attorney’s said, “Judge Tucker thoughtfully considered our application to reassign this case. While he ultimately ruled that he did not believe he had the authority to do so, we respectfully disagree and will immediately ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reassign the case.”
Meek was finally released from prison back in April after serving five months.