Justice Alito Denied Brunch By Hostess Who Didn’t Recognize Him

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October 27, 2014 1:14 p.m.

The unrecognizable Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is not a big enough deal for brunch.

He was turned away from Sunday brunch in New Haven, Conn. on a trip to Yale this weekend, according to law news site Above the Law.

Alito and his wife walked into Heirloom, the restaurant at The Study at Yale Hotel, and asked to be seated for brunch, but the hostess apparently told them the restaurant was completely booked.

According to the Above the Law tipster, Alito calmly left the restaurant without identifying himself. When asked, the hostess said she had no clue who he was.

“Well, he should have made a reservation. We get very busy for brunch,” she said after she was told the man was Justice Alito.

Alito was at Yale Law School, along with fellow alums Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, for the Award of Merit ceremony.

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