All matter otherwise mailable by law, upon the envelope or outside cover or wrapper
of which, and all postal cards upon which, any delineations, epithets, terms, or language
of an indecent, lewd, lascivious, or obscene character are written or printed or otherwise
impressed or apparent, are nonmailable matter, and shall not be conveyed in the mails
nor delivered from any post office nor by any letter carrier, and shall be withdrawn
from the mails under such regulations as the Postal Service shall prescribe.
Whoever knowingly deposits for mailing or delivery, anything declared by this section
to be nonmailable matter, or knowingly takes the same from the mails for the purpose
of circulating or disposing of or aiding in the circulation or disposition of the
same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
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