The companies condemned the proposed expansion of government access to email data.
Microsoft tried the same tactic last year to bring attention to email privacy.
A bill that restricts government access to emails is dividing tech companies.
Groups says it's time for Congress to require a warrant for searching old emails.
Companies are moving to block even police with a warrant from accessing people's data.
Leahy hoped the ruling would lead to other kinds of digital privacy.
House lawmakers are being asked to support the Email Privacy Act.
Jared Polis asks: "Ever think Eric Holder’s March Madness bracket looked a lot like yours?"
The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up its version of reform next week.
The legislation is identical to a Senate bill that Orrin Hatch introduced this month.
The bill might actually weaken people’s privacy on the Internet, companies warned.
Ireland filed a brief in Microsoft's challenge to a court order.
Google, Microsoft and other titans want police to get a warrant before searching emails.
The bill gained its 218th co-sponsor, giving hope that the legislation could move this year.
Rep. Yoder has legislation to change the decades-old law on email searches.