On the morning of May 21st, 2018, the Supreme Court of the State of Firestone reached a verdict regarding this case. The case asking if emojis are speech, and could the Firestone National Guard in particular regulate their use. The Court reached a unanimous verdict in favor of the National Guard. Emoticons are small, usually cute or symbol pictures used in slang communication. Unlike political cartoons, certain “memes,” and other forms of media protected under free speech, emojis don’t seem to be speech or true expression. The state and agencies thereof are free to therefore regulate emojis how they wish.
FIoatmanjason, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
DannyboyLaw, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court