LAWS, LIKE TAXES, ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: So while the folks at the EPA are conspiring to keep illegal email accounts secret, the Democratic-controlled Senate wants to let the Feds read your email without even a warrant. “CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.”

Leahy often postures as a defender of privacy.