A federal judge has sided with an outspoken lawyer — best known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian — on rules that sanctioned him for rants likening appeals court judges to Nazis.

In a decision released late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow declared unconstitutional rules requiring lawyers to treat everyone involved in the legal process with “courtesy and respect.” The rules were “overly broad and vague,” he said.