The Michigan Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded an outspoken lawyer for “vulgar and crude” attacks against appeals court judges, whom he likened during radio appearances to Nazis.

The court voted 4-3 to reprimand Geoffrey Fieger for twice appearing on Detroit-areas radio shows in 1999 and calling state Court of Appeals judges “jackasses” and other names. The judges had angered Fieger by overturning a $15 million medical malpractice judgment he had won.