Michigan Supreme Court reinstates reprimand against Geoffrey Fieger for referring to judges as Nazis

The North Country Gazette reports:

Judges don’t like being criticized and it would seem to be a given that other judges would stand in support of their colleagues who felt that they were disrespected despite the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

The First Amendment took yet another hit last week when the Michigan Supreme Court reinstated a formal reprimand against high profile attorney Geoffrey Fieger for likening three judges to Nazis while hosting a 1999 Detroit-area radio show, saying that Fieger’s remarks were “vulgar and crude”.

The court’s 4-3 ruling had first been handed down last year with the court saying that Fieger’s remarks on the radio show against the judges were not constitutionally protected.

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