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|SCOTT O. CALLAHAN,
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS; STEVEN GARCIA,
individually; FRANCISCO J. QUINTANA, individually,
| No. 19-5210|
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Lexington.
No. 5:18-cv-00389—Joseph M. Hood, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: July 16, 2020
Before: MOORE, SUTTON, and GRIFFIN, Circuit Judges.
SUTTON, Circuit Judge. Federal prison officials seized one of Scott Callahan’s
paintings and some mail-order photos on the ground that they violated the prison’s rules against
possessing sexually explicit materials. After filing internal grievances without success, Callahan
turned to federal court to seek money damages and other relief under the First Amendment’s
right to freedom of speech. The district court declined to create an implied cause of action, often
called a Bivens claim, under the First Amendment for Callahan’s claim. We affirm.