"Kindness in the extremity of justice"Hey, maybe Lynn could call Mimi Rose! (LOL! Yeah, right.)
By SaraKay Smullens
Philly.com, Dec. 26, 2002
Fast-forward to 1995. District Attorney Lynn Abraham introduced me to Mimi Rose, then the chief of the domestic abuse and sexual violence unit in the District Attorney's office. Mimi was the rarest of prosecutors: a tough lawyer when she had to be, but able to distinguish between the truly criminal act and the crime that was a cry for help.
Hey maybe Lynn could call Midge Rendell, Governor Ed's wife, Third District Federal Appeals Court Judge, and fighter for woman's rights! ...
When Midge Rendell and banker Sam McCullough announced in 1992 the creation of Avenue of the Arts Inc., she suggested that they be photographed holding a new street sign atop one of the pillars outside the Union League. It was a gesture with a history. When she was a young lawyer in the mid-1970s at Duane, Morris & Heckscher, the firm had monthly luncheon meetings there - but women were barred from entering the club through the front door. Rendellhelped persuade the firm to switch the meetings to the more enlightened Racquet Club.
(Source: Philly.com (The Inquirer's on-line version), The Honorable Midge)
Yeah, r-i-ight. As Ed Rendell might have said: "Mrs. Katz deserved it!" After all, that's what Midge's loving hubby, such a mensch!, said after Don Adams was beat up by IBEW thugs at City Hall.