"We therefore categorically reject the argument that a vendor has a right under the Constitution or otherwise to send unwanted material into the home of another. If this prohibition operates to impede the flow of even valid ideas, the answer is that no one has a right to press even 'good' ideas on an unwilling recipient. That we are often 'captives' outside the sanctuary of the home and subject to objectionable speech and other sound does not mean we must be captives everywhere. (cite omitted) The asserted right of a mailer, we repeat, stops at the outer boundary of every person's domain." - Justice Burger, for the majority, in ROWAN v. U. S. POST OFFICE DEPT. , 397 U.S. 728 (1970)
Who are the Spammers?
Millions of pieces of junk mail sent in the US each year are thrown away unopened. What a collosal waste. And unfortunately junk mail is not very recyclable: too many shampoo samples, floppy disks, plastic wrappers, and so on. So reduce is the only way. People who use our free letter-drafting service tell us they see drops of more than 70% in the volume of their junk mail."
Think how many trees could be saved each year if junk mail only went to those who wanted it.
One of the things the junk busters page will tell you about is USPS form 1500. Form 1500 is your ticket to a junk mail free home. Under
39 USC 3008, purveyors of obscene materials are barred from mailing anything to your home if you notify the Post Office using form 1500 that you no longer are willing to accept mailings from them. I can't think of anything more obscene than cutting down enough trees to generate over 70 billion pieces of junk mail per year.
v. USPS, the case that made it legal to refuse junk mail
Rowan v. USPS, the case that made it legal to refuse junk mailMichael Worsham tells how he has used U.S. Postal Service Form 2150 (now 1500), to restrain over twenty direct marketers from mailing him.