Justin Bieber's rap sheet is longer than his arm -- at least when it comes to attacking photographers -- so claims the pap suing him for battery, and now the guy is asking for permission to dredge up Bieber's past alleged photog beatings in court.
TMZ broke the story ... Bieber is being sued by Jeffrey Binion, the pap who claims one of Bieber's thugs choked him and stole his camera equipment last June in Miami.
Bieber has asked the court to limit the scope of his deposition to JUST this incident, but Binion's lawyers want to grill him about 5 other similar attacks allegedly involving Bieber, his bodyguards, and other paps. The judge just ruled ... the past incidents are fair game.
Binion runs through the laundry list in his newest court docs -- citing 1) the run-in with a Miami photog just hours before Binion, 2) the alleged attack on an Argentinian photog on November 11, 3) the alleged beating of a Hawaii photog on November 20, 4) the alleged Australian photog attack, and 5) the infamous IHOP debacle.
According to the docs, Binion wants to use these examples to prove Bieber and his goons have a bad habit of attacking photogs ... and it needs to stop.