5 Supreme Court Justices on White House Guest List

WASHINGTON (AP) - All five Roman Catholic justices on the Supreme Court are on the guest list for Wednesday night's splashy White House dinner in honor of Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedict won't be there but about 250 guests will attend. The pope will be at a prayer service with U.S. bishops.

The guests include former Los Angeles Dodgers baseball manager Tommy Lasorda, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Carl Anderson, supreme knight and chief executive officer, Knights of Columbus, Ken Hackett, president, Catholic Relief Services, George Weigel, author of a biography of Pope John Paul II, and more than 20 members of the clergy from around the country.

From the Supreme Court, the guests are Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas.

The menu: morel-encrusted diver scallops, spatzle, angel hair asparagus bisque, veal, white truffle-potato dumplings, carrots and mushrooms, lettuces and candied pumpkin seeds, squash carpaccio, pumpkin oil vinaigrette, raspberry crisp and mint coulis.

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