14th Amendment Violations.


Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Johnnie Lee Savory v. William Cannon, Sr.

Case No.: 17-3543

Officials: ROVNER, HAMILTON, and BARRETT, Circuit Judges

Focus: 14th Amendment Violations

Johnnie Lee Savory spent thirty years in prison for a 1977 double murder that he insists he did not commit. Even after his release from prison, he continued to assert his innocence. Thirty-eight years after his conviction, the governor of Illinois pardoned Savory. Nearly two years after the pardon, Savory filed a civil rights suit against the City of Peoria ("City") and a number of Peoria police officers alleging that they framed him. The district court dismissed the suit as untimely. We reverse and remand...

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