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NBC News 6 May 2020

Listen: Toilet Flushes As Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments By Teleconference


As the Supreme Court held oral arguments by telephone over a case involving robocalls, a toilet was heard flushing in the background on an unmuted line.

Coronavirus pandemic forces Supreme Court to livestream arguments; David Spunt reports. #FoxNews

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The Supreme Court livestreams its first-ever telephonic oral argument, a high-stakes endeavor prompted by the historic disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Justice John Roberts speaks, and Justice Clarence Thomas asks a rare question: abcn.ws/2SzWwX5 #scotus #supremecourt #johnroberts #clarencethomas #livestream #oralarguments
It's a morning of firsts for the Supreme Court, the first time audio of the court's arguments can be heard live by the world and the first arguments by telephone. (May 4)
The U.S. Supreme Court is holding oral arguments via teleconference and allowed the public to listen in for the first time in history. Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, joined CBSN to discuss the significance.

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