Starting tomorrow, some court proceedings dealing with the 2015 Kings County GOP Convention have been scheduled in the Brooklyn Supreme Court; and on Friday, the scene will shift about a fifth of a mile away to Monroe Place where an appeal is already pending
There are many expectations on both sides in what some have referred to as a legal contest between the Golden and Eaton factions of the Brooklyn GOP. Many people in "the Marty Golden faction" are expecting big things to be coming out of the Brooklyn Supreme Court this week, with an evidentiary hearing scheduled for April 28th and a pre-hearing conference on tap for tomorrow. However, goings on in the appellate court on 29 April 2016, including a motion for a stay, might throw all of that well off-schedule.
On the other hand, “the Marty Golden faction” is probably thankful for any delay at this time. That’s because one of Golden’s main witnesses will have to be the now-infamous Diane Haslett-Rudiano, who is named as the Golden’s faction’s lead petitioner. She is a particularly important witness, because not only did she reconvene the rump County Committee Convention as its “Chairman”; she is the foundation witness for almost every document tendered to the Court by the Golden faction in support of Rudiano's petition to [among other matters] remove Arnaldo Ferraro as "County Chairman" and replace him with Ted Ghorra.
Lately, there have been many in the Golden faction who have tried to put distance between themselves and Ms. Rudiano, but that doesn’t seem possible in the context of this lawsuit.
SUPREME COURT CALLED CASE BROUGHT BY DIANE HASLETT-RUDIANO AS THE ONE BROUGHT BY “THE GOLDEN FACTION”
Even in Justice Edgar Walker’s decision of March 21, 2016, he referred to the petitioners in the lead action (Kings County Index No. 700004/2015) the first-named being Diane Haslett-Rudiano, as being aligned with State Senator Martin Golden of the 22nd Senate District to such an extent that he called all of it “the Golden faction.”
Given the cross-examination that is likely (and, some have said, has been planned) for Ms. Rudiano at the Edgar Walker hearing, it is unlikely that her personal attorney would allow her to appear on this case.
FRIDAY'S CASE AT THE APPELLATE DIVISION
The appeal by the Eaton faction to the Appellate Division is aimed at several rulings and findings by Justice Edgar Walker in his interim decision of March 21, 2016. In addition to their appeal, the Eaton faction has also sought a stay of the case(s) in front of Justice Walker until his initial decision has been reviewed by the appellate court, which is also located in Downtown Brooklyn.