Charles Ray Forbes, Sr., Plaintiff-appellant, v. Frank Dimodica, Detective at City of Phoenix Police Divisionof Sex Crimes Investigation, Defendant-appellee, 29 F.3d 631 (9th Cir. 1994)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 29 F.3d 631 (9th Cir. 1994) Submitted July 18, 1994. *Decided July 20, 1994

Before: FARRIS, KOZINSKI and NOONAN, Circuit Judges.


Charles Ray Forbes, Sr. appeals the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint alleging that detective Dimodica violated his constitutional rights by telling Forbes' sister he was guilty of child molestation. We affirm.

" [D]amage to reputation, standing alone, cannot state a claim for relief under section 1983 because reputation is neither 'liberty' nor 'property' guaranteed against state deprivation without due process of law." Johnson v. Barker, 799 F.2d 1396, 1399 (9th Cir. 1986) (citing Paul v. Davis, 424 U.S. 693, 711-12 (1976)).

The judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.


The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4. Appellant's motion for argument is denied. Appellant's motion for a stay or extention is denied. Appellant's motion for appointment of counsel is also denied


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