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Noting that in that case the court denied the writ, he distinguishes Eisentrager on its facts and then derives from it a three-part test--actually he says there are "at least" three factors--to determine the reach of the habeas right in Boumediene: the citizenship of the detainee and the adequacy of the process to determine status; the sites of apprehension and detention; and, most open-endedly, the "practical obstacles inherent in resolving the prisoners' entitlement to the writ.
When you allow people to use communications systems open-endedly like this, sometimes you are surprised and delighted by the outcome.