People v. Blair

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 114122
Decision Date: 
March 21, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Henry Co.
Justice: 
THEIS
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; circuit court affirmed.
Public Act 95-688, effective October 2007, which amended the armed violence statute, revived the sentencing enhancement in the armed robbery statute. The legislature revived the unconstitutional armed violence predicated on robbery statute, by curing the proportionality violation through amendment of the comparison statute. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, GARMAN, KARMEIER, and BURKE, concurring.)