Supreme Court hears robocall case, flushes toilet

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In one small step for severability and a giant leap for social distancing, the Supremes heard oral arguments by teleconference in a case challenging the constitutionality of the anti-robocalling law. But apparently they were checking their emails when their IT person was explaining how to press the “mute” button when they’re not talking. Because in the middle of a lawyer’s passionate defense of the First Amendment rights of robocallers, there came the distinct, unmistakable sound of a toilet flushing.

So judges are human after all. Somebody was teleconferencing from the throne.

Luis Bunuel “The Phantom of Liberty”

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1 Response to Supreme Court hears robocall case, flushes toilet

  1. quackn says:

    I need to save this for a reference if my phone accidentally goes off in court.  I can use the “you too” fallacy and claim that if the almighty sovereign Supreme Court can make a mistake I can too.I can also use it to make a joke about the courts flushing my case down the toilet because of their anti pro se bias. Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note9.

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