Ten headlines. Can you tell which ones are about the Supreme Court of New Zealand?
Answer: This one is about the Supreme Court. There were a few clues here. “Make It 16” is a recent Supreme Court decision, and the headline in fact uses the words “Supreme Court”.
Answer: This one is also about the Supreme Court. Part of the Supreme Court’s role is to “scrutinise” convictions in the context of appeals. The headline also uses the words “Supreme Court”.
Answer: This one is not about the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s role is to write reasoned judgments explaining their thinking, that is open to critique by any reader. They are not generally required to glue themselves to roads.
Answer: No, this isn’t a trick. Although it refers to only to the “Court”, this is still the Supreme Court.
Answer: This one is a trick though. This *isn’t* the Supreme Court. Supreme Court judges have their pensions and the Judicial Conduct Commissioner to think about.
Answer: While the Supreme Court sometimes rules against the Crown it does so in accordance with the law and its constitutional role. It does not use cake.
Answer: It is true that the judges of the Supreme Court are in their 50s and 60s, but we got you again! This is not about the Supreme Court.
Answer: Yes! The Supreme Court! That’s right. We’re laughing, we’re learning.
Answer: Again, this refers to a ruling by a group of people with knighthoods paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the state.
Answer: Something of a line call, depending on whether you are subject to a civil restraint order or not, but this is not about the Supreme Court.