Supreme Court justice's phone goes off in court

Supreme Court justices -- they're just like us.

A familiar ringtone interrupted high court arguments on Tuesday, and shortly thereafter a mildly embarrassed Justice Stephen Breyer scrambled to turn off his phone.

The Associated Press reports that most of his colleagues smiled at the flub. Justice Samuel Alito stifled a laugh.

Though cellphones and other electronic are forbidden in the courtroom, justices seem to be excluded from the rule.

The lawyer who was answering a question at the time, Neal Katyal, did not miss a beat during the incident and continued answering questions, AP reports.

Read Full Story