The parties are sufficiently familiar with the facts that we need not restate them here. Upon reviewing the record and relevant law, we conclude sua sponte dismissal was appropriate in this case for substantially the same reasons given by the district court. Harm to reputation alone does not state a proper federal claim, but rather is a matter for state tort law. Paul v. Davis, 424 U.S. 693, 711-712 (1976); Stidham v. Peace Officer Standards & Training, 265 F.3d 1144, 1154 (10th Cir. 2001). Likewise, it is clear from Mr. Curiale's second claim that "[he] cannot prevail on the facts he has alleged and it would be futile to give him an opportunity to amend." Curley, 246 F.3d at 1281.
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Paul J. Kelly, Jr.
*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. This court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.
2. After examining the briefs and the appellate record, this three-judge panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not be of material assistance in the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 10th Cir. R. 34.1(G). The case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.