Judges and gavels are now available as an emoji.
Thank you for hearing our gavel emoji prayers.
A new addition to the emoji family, which is centred around the law, brought people from all across the legal world together today.
There has been much controversy around law-related emojis: while the scales of justice emoji has long had pride of place in the smartphone keyboard, its gavel equivalent was ruthlessly removed from the hands of law students and lawyers without warning through an update.
The feelings of betrayal were extremely strong throughout this time period.
On a related note I desperately wish we still had the gavel emoji
— Angie 🦉🌲🌲🌲🌒 (@firefeathers) September 22, 2016
Honestly. I’m still not over the loss of the gavel emoji. and that happened with iOS7.
— Sarah Lilly (@slilly34) September 21, 2016
However, it appears that our prayers have been heard by the emoticon gods. After much blood, sweat, and tears, as well as a Legal Cheek petition, a new judge emoji is now accessible for users of iPhone, Android, and Twitter devices.
So, it’s not quite the gavel we were hoping for, but — strangely — Apple has expressly provided its consumers with a hammer-wielding judge, which is perhaps even better than a simple gavel in this case. Twitter and Android, on the other hand, have chosen a version that is less gavelly and more suited to the needs of the United Kingdom.
— Emojipedia 🇺🇦🌻 (@Emojipedia) December 19, 2016
As you can expect, Twitter erupted with excitement over the news.
I fell in love with this latest emoji : 👩🏾⚖️👩🏾⚖️👩🏾⚖️👩🏾⚖️👩🏾⚖️👩🏾⚖️👩🏾⚖️ yessssss judge
— Krystal 🐝 (@krysppee) December 19, 2016
👩🏽⚖️ the emoji holding the gavel 🤘🏽
— ਸੋਨਮ ;🦋 (@NijjarSonam) December 19, 2016
Gavel Emoji FAQ’s
What is the meaning of the judge emoji?
This emoji is used to represent masculine judges, as well as courts, justice, and lawsuits, among other things. Genderless versions and female versions are also available.
What is the purpose of a judge’s hammer?
When a judge is trying to bring order to the courtroom, you may have noticed him hitting his desk with his wooden hammer. That’s a gavel, by the way. Judges aren’t the only ones that wield gavels in their proceedings.
What is the purpose of the gavel?
A small mallet used by the presiding officer of a meeting, a judge, or another official to indicate for attention or order, usually in a formal setting. a similar mallet that is used by an auctioneer to signal acceptance of the winning bid
When it comes to the Bible, what does a gavel represent?
When the judge’s gavel is down, whatever he has decreed takes effect. “Justification” is the name given to one of the most fundamental Bible doctrines. When it comes to courts and judges, the word “in chambers” is most often used in this context. However, in the Bible, it is not just any judge, but rather The Judge of all, the great Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — who is the ultimate judge.
What does the phrase “gavel down” mean?
In the United States, the gavel is employed in courts of law, where it is utilised as a metaphor to represent the entire judiciary system, particularly that of the judgeship; to bring down the gavel is to enforce or compel with the authority of a court.