Toilet Flush Heard As SCOTUS Listens To Oral Arguments


And you were worried about a garden variety Zoom call? The Supreme Court conference calls were going smoothly yesterday until the sound of a toilet flushing.

Lawyer Roman Martinez was responding to a question from Justice Elena Kagan, late in his argument for striking down a federal law barring robocalls to cellphones, when live audio picked up the familiar sound.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court has been holding oral arguments over the phone. The justices were on the line for nearly three hours yesterday, but they did take a short break between cases. It's unclear who the offender was, but the Federal Communications Commission made jokes about decorum on Twitter.

Source: Law and Crime