High and pretty

We can say anything
Sitting on this high bench
But heaven help if you say
You cannot bear the stench

Even on the basis of our obiter
You can be put in the dock
When we hold the key to justice
Who dare your prison unlock?

We can shoot our mouths off
Make comments off the cuff
But if anyone makes fun of us
We will not tolerate that stuff

We will travel far and wide
Beyond the pleadings of a case
But you dare not stray beyond
Your duly assigned place

We are sitting high and pretty
Our job is to hear and judge
Too bad you have no remedy
Against our bias or grudge

Don’t think you can attack us
By resort to social and digital
We’ve already advised powers
To gag you quick..and legal!