We’re going to require warrants for reading your email. Except for when we won’t, like, always.

An amusing story in cnet today:

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants


Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

How does a law go from “we’re going to protect your rights” to “we’re going to strip your rights”?