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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) —The state’s highest court has ruled to not remove Judge Genece Brinkley from Meek Mill’s long-running criminal case.

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Three judges denied Mill’s request and three supported it. One justice said Tuesday that the rapper can raise the issue again after a hearing next week.

The rapper’s lawyers have been leveling harsh criticism at Brinkley for months.

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Brinkley’s lawyer says she’s been fair.

Justice David Wecht says Mill can raise the matter anew after Monday’s hearing before Brinkley. His lawyers are seeking a new trial.

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Brinkley sentenced Mill in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation. Mill spent five months in jail before the state Supreme Court ordered his release.

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Mills has been fighting to get his 2008 convictions on drug and gun charges thrown out.

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