Under such ruling, by judicial inconsistency, the Bible, Shaker books and pamphlets, and thousands of others, are obscene and unmailable
. The testimony of Jesus cannot, according to such erroneous decisions, circulate through the mails.
For an in-depth exploration of how Congress through the decades required the Post Office to screen different categories of materials in order to determine whether they were mailable, see Dorothy Ganfield Fowler, Unmailable
: Congress and the Post Office (1977).
At the time, ONE was in no financial position to fight back, but thankfully, a young lawyer barely out of law school named Eric Julber agreed to take the case pro bono, and a challenge was filed in federal court trying to overturn the Los Angeles postmaster's decision that the magazine was unmailable
Lamar therefore sought--and received--governmental sanction to enlist the "cooperation of librarians in the matter of destroying all copies in their libraries, of books that have been declared unmailable
," but Viereck still remained free.
: CONGRESS AND THE POST OFFICE 26-33 (1977); JOHN, supra note
"Between 20% and 30% of the names on a mailing list you buy today will be unmailable
within a year," he says.
In New York at that time, the Postmaster found "unmailable
" a left-wing periodical titled The Masses, whose contributors included Carl Sandburg, because its anti-war articles and cartoons "tended to produce a violation" of the Espionage Act.
Title I, Section Three of the Act criminalized any interference with military operations and any acts causing "insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty"; Title XII, Section Two declared certain materials unmailable
if they contained "any matter advocating or urging treason, insurrection, or forcible resistance to any law of the United States."(31) (p.
could be held as violating a criminal statute for transmitting material that falls under the Postal Service's "unmailable
" category by applying the postal laws to e-mail transmissions.(138)
(20.) The Espionage Act declared "unmailable
" publications made illegal by the Act.
Eliminating duplicate customer records or unmailable
addresses is typically done through the merge/purge process.
A respectable 57.3% response rate (114 of 199; one survey was returned as unmailable
) provided a sufficient amount of valuable data to analyze.