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Court Quotes Poop Emoji, Upholds $17K Sanction - Appellate Practice News

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Posted on: Aug 16, 2018

From FindLaw:

A recently issued opinion from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is making some rather interesting headlines: The First Circuit Court To Use The Poop Emoji In A Published Opinion.

Yes, it is a real court opinion. See Emerson v. Dart. But no, the court did not "use" the poop emoji in the same way you or I would with friends and family. Rather, the court reproduced the poop emoji in a quote posted by one of the litigants to a Facebook group. That quote was the central piece of evidence that the lower district court relied upon in issuing a $17K sanction award against emotive litigant.

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