Apparent Sound of Toilet Flushing Heard During Livestream of Supreme Court Arguments

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By 1010 WINS

It sure doesn't sound like one of the Supreme Court Justices muted their phones Wednesday, while hearing arguments.

The Twittersphere lit up after what seemed to be the sound of a toilet flushing was heard during oral arguments, which are being broadcast live (at the 6-second mark in the video above). And in a first, because of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the Justices called in. 

The apparent sound of a toilet flushing was heard while Roman Martinez, an attorney for the American Association of Political Consultants. Producers from C-SPAN were among to flag the incident.

Now, no one is pointing fingers -- nor has the Supreme Court commented yet -- but on Monday and Tuesday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor forgot to unmute herself, and to be fair, it was only for a moment.

Sotomayor told Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday, “I’m sorry, chief. Did it again.”

1010 WINS has reached out to the Supreme Court for comment.

The Supreme Court is hearing a dispute over Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.

The dispute stems from the Obama health care law, under which most employers must cover birth control as a preventive service, at no charge to women in their health insurance plans.

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