Even the Supreme Court has to remind people to mute themselves

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A feature with virtual meetings and conference

calls that people seem to be struggling with is

remembering to go mute when they aren’t speaking.

This is even the case for the highest court in the country.

For the first time in history, the Supreme Court is holding publicly broadcasted oral arguments by teleconference .

so cases can continue to be

heard during the pandemic,

reports Business Insider.

Attorney Roman Martinez was arguing on behalf of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) .

in its case against Attorney General William Barr and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

in another historical first for the case, a toilet could be heard flushing in the background as Martinez spoke.

It was later clarified that it was not coming from Martinez’s end, but from someone else on the teleconference who had not muted their mic.

It is a sound that will

go down in political history

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