Decision Dates

The Supreme Court of Missouri has two types of "hand down" days when it issues decisions. The first are "regular" hand down days, during which the Court will issue decisions. These decisions will include the Court's rulings regarding applications for transfer, writs and motions. It may or may not include opinions.The second type includes "optional" hand down days, during which the Court may issue opinions or rulings on motions for rehearing. The Court typically has two dates each month on which it may hand down decisions, typically on Tuesdays. All hand downs will occur at 1 p.m. on the dates listed. The Court currently has scheduled hand down dates through December 2016. The minutes of all the Court's hand downs are available dating back to May 26, 1998.

2016 regular hand down dates

January 26

March 1

April 5

May 3

May 24

June 28

August 23

September 20

November 1

November 22

December 20


2016 optional hand down dates

January 12

February 9

March 15

April 19

May 20

June 7

July 12 – The Supreme Court issued no opinions this date.

July 26

August 9

September 6

October 4

October 18

December 6