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Hearing today on defense motion

Michael Jackson's lawyers will argue at a hearing today that prosecutors were overzealous in the run-up to the pop star's arrest on child molestation charges. Jackson's attorneys have filed a motion with a judge in California to suppress evidence, including videotapes and computer hard drives, taken from a defense investigator.

They accuse District Attorney Tom Sneddon of "outrageous misconduct" for invading the investigator's office and seizing materials covered by attorney-client confidentiality. The motion says Sneddon personally conducted surveillance at the investigator's office in Beverly Hills.

Defense lawyers also allege sheriff's officials used a sledge hammer to break into the office. Prosecutors have said they didn't know the investigator was working for one of Jackson's lawyers at the time.

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