Opinions and Minutes
When the Supreme Court of Missouri or Missouri Court of Appeals issues a decision in the form of a full opinion, it is published online. Any separate opinions (such as a concurrence or dissent) are included in the PDF after the majority opinion. If a case holds no precedential value for anyone other than the parties, the court may issue an order affirming the lower court’s judgment – these orders also are published online.
Other decisions are listed in the "minutes" of the court. For the appeals court, these include rulings on post-opinion motions. For the Supreme Court, these include rulings on motions for rehearing as well as applications to transfer a case from the appeals court, writ petitions and other original proceedings (filed in the Supreme Court instead of being appealed from a lower court).
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