JOHN DOE I, John Doe II, John Doe III, John Doe IV, Jane Doe I, Susan E. Schumann, Charles Richardson, Nancy Lessin, Jeffrey McKenzie, John Conyers, Dennis Kucinich, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Sheila Jackson Lee, Jim McDermott, José E. Serrano, Sally Wright, Deborah Regal, Alice Copeland Brown, Jerrye Barre, James Stephen Cleghorn, Laura Johnson Manis, Shirley H. Young, Julian Delgaudio, Rose Delgaudio, Danny K. Davis, Maurice D. Hinchey, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Pete Stark, Diane Watson, Lynn C. Woolsey, Plaintiffs, Appellants, v. George W. BUSH, President, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, Defendants, Appellees.
ORDER OF COURT
Plaintiffs have filed a “petition for rehearing on an emergency basis,” relying on events which have occurred since the court's Opinion of March 13, 2003. As we said in that opinion, “Ripeness doctrine involves more than simply the timing of the case. It mixes various mutually reinforcing constitutional and prudential considerations.” Although some of the contingencies described in our opinion appear to have been resolved, others have not. Most importantly, Congress has taken no action which presents a “fully developed dispute between the two elected branches.” Thus the case continues not to be fit for judicial review. See Massachusetts v. Laird, 451 F.2d 26, 34 (1st Cir.1971).
The petition is denied.