Van Jones, the host of CNN's The Van Jones Show, is optimistic about Meek Mill's chances of getting his conviction overturned by a judge.
Meek appeared in Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday to continue the fight to have his 2008 drug and weapons conviction overturned.
"We are one step closer to justice. This hearing was an extraordinary moment where you have attorneys on both sides saying that a new trial should go forward," said Jones on Tuesday to reporters. "I have been in criminal justice for 25 years. I've never seen a District Attorney's Office calling for a new trial at the same time the defendant is calling for a new trial."
Judge Genece Brinkley is accused of slapping Meek with hefty sentences after he refused to do business with her. A judge recently agreed that her conduct has been questionable and has suggested a retrial.
"Meek Mill should have never been convicted in the first place. He was convicted on the testimony on a completely disgraced and discredited police officer," he continued.