John Locher, Associated Press
In this June 18, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas. 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, and they’re not the only aggressive legal tactic he employs. He and his attorneys have been accused of judge-shopping, publicly bullying opponents and blocking opposing counsel from retrieving emails and other documents.

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."