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 2017. The minutes of all the Court's hand downs are available dating back to May 26, 1998.

2017 regular hand down dates 2017 optional hand down dates
January 31 January 3
January 5
January 17
February 28 February 14
March 14
April 4 April 25
May 2
May 30
May 16
June 27 June 13 – no opinions issued
July 11
August 22 August 1
September 12
September 26
October 3
October 31
October 17
November 21
December 19 December 5
December 25
January 30
January 12
February 4
February 14