Flushing out a familiar sound during Supreme Court arguments

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it might have been the flush heard around the world.

But we may never know what caused the sound that interrupted part of yesterday’s phoned-in oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

On the audio, heard live, Justice Elena Kagan asked a question of an attorney — and during the answer there was a noise that sounded very much like a flushing toilet.

But we’ll probably never know what happened; the court didn’t say what the sound was — or if it was a toilet, who might have flushed it.

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