supreme court

Someone Flushed a Toilet During the Supreme Court’s Audio Livestream

Who was it? Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

For the first time ever, the Supreme Court livestreamed oral arguments Monday as justices participated in a teleconference from home. Wednesday, it became clear there are still some kinks to work out.

During arguments of Barr v. American Assn. of Political Consultants, a case involving regulation of intrusive robocalls, someone apparently experienced a different kind of intrusive call. As lawyer Roman Martinez spoke, a toilet could be heard flushing in the background.

And no, the sound of handwashing did not follow.

Someone Flushed During the Supreme Court’s Livestream