Toilet Flush Interrupts First Supreme Court Live Stream

With another Supreme Court vacancy, or two, President Trump’s record and influence on the future of the country will look even more secure.Photograph by Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty
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The sound of a toilet flushing interrupted lawyer Roman Martinez’s comments during the inaugural Supreme Court live stream on Wednesday.

With even the U.S. Supreme Court working from home during the nationwide “COVID-19” novel coronavirus lockdown, the judges held their first-ever live stream of their teleconferenced oral arguments.

While Martinez presented his arguments in the case of Barr v. American Assn. of Political Consultants — a case involving regulation of intrusive “robocalls” — there was an unexpected interruption.

Martinez paid the noise no heed, and Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan did not miss a beat as she moved forward with her questioning. Still, the sound of waste being flushed away proved a popular — if inauspicious — beginning.


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