NEW YORK — Donald Trump's recent calls for a federal judge hearing a fraud case against Trump University to step down aren't the first time he's sought a judge's recusal.
Lawyers for Trump said a New York state judge was biased in 2011 after a series of rulings that weren't in Trump's favor. That judge refused to step down, saying he couldn't allow the appearance of judge-shopping.
But that's not the only time lawyers for Trump have been admonished for aggressive courtroom tactics.
An Associated Press review of hundreds of lawsuits involving Trump and his businesses shows that seeking a judge's ouster is one of a handful of aggressive legal maneuvers he has employed over the years.
A Trump campaign spokeswoman wouldn't answer specific questions, saying only that the businessman was "brilliant."