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 16
 May 30    
 June 27    June 13 – no opinions issued
      July 11
 August 22    August 1
     September 12
     September 26
 October 3   October 17
 October 31    
 November 21    
 December 19
   December 5