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<<I would think that there is a non-zero probability that she might attempt to kidnap the children and spirit them out of the country somehow.>>

Non-zero is not an appropriate test. 0.0000001% is non-zero. There is no reasonable chance that she would do so. She has neither the means to do so, financially or in terms of access to the kids, nor the demeanor to do so. How would she get on a plane undetected with seven layers of black robes hiding her whole body and face?

No, but once gaining access to the kids, it would be relatively easy to pass them off as someone else's kid, using that other kids passport to get them out of the country. The passport control folks have a difficult enough time already verifying faces on passport pictures, now imagine them telling the difference between similar sized, similar looking kids with a short cropped haircut with the ubiquitous long peyot!

If you wanted to make excuses for holding her, I imagine that claiming she would obstruct the investigation by hiding evidence or influencing witnesses would be a better excuse. But the fact is, there is no legal justification for holding her.

The Supreme Court ruled otherwise, and I have to assume that they have access to more information than either of us have. Are you suggesting that Elan be the supreme judge of such things instead? :-)
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