Docket No. 102667.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ex rel. JOSEPH E.
BIRKETT, Petitioner, v. HONORABLE JAMES J. KONETSKI et
Opinion filed May 21, 2009.
JUSTICE KILBRIDE delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Freeman, Thomas, Garman,
Karmeier, and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion.
We allowed the State’s motion for leave to file an original
mandamus action in this court under Supreme Court Rule 381(a) (188
Ill. 2d R. 381(a)). The State seeks an order compelling the
respondent, the Honorable James J. Konetski, to vacate his order
exempting the minor, Jared P., from the registration requirement of
the Sex Offender Registration Act (Act) (730 ILCS 150/1 et seq.
(West 2004)), and to advise the minor of his duty to register under the
Act. For the following reasons, we award the order of mandamus.