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It was a big week for Torture News. For starters, the White House has decided to close Gitmo. Apparently, it came down to a face-off between the women in Bush's life -- Laura, Barbara, Condi, and Karen Hughes -- who argued that the detention facility is a stain on America's reputation in the world, and the pro-torture tag team of Cheney and Gonzales, who argued that moving enemy combatants to U.S. jails would give them more legal rights. Score one for the ladies. And the rule of law. On the other hand, we had Justice Scalia singing the praises of torture fetishist Jack Bauer, a man prone to pronouncements such as: "I don't want to bypass the Constitution, but these are extraordinary circumstances." When you stop shuddering, check out our Sunday Roundup below.