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.

2016 regular hand down dates

August 23

September 20

November 1

November 22

December 20


2016 optional hand down dates

August 9

September 6 – The Supreme Court issued no opinions this date.

October 4

October 18

2017 regular hand down dates

January 31

February 28

April 4

April 25

May 30

June 27

August 22

October 3

October 31

November 21

December 19


2017 optional hand down dates

January 3

January 17

February 14

March 14

May 16

June 13

July 11

August 1

September 12

September 26

October 17

December 5