Audio: A legal Flush, during SCOTUS phone hearing


(Nexstar DC photo)

WASHINGTON–Was it the flush heard round the world? Or just some weird electronic noise that sounded suspiciously like a flushing toilet?

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.

There was no word from the court on what exactly happened or, if it was a toilet, who may have flushed. The justices were on the line for nearly three hours Wednesday, but they did take a short break between cases.

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, offered a humorous take on Twitter:

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