Missouri Constitution Section

Article V
Section 12
November 14, 2016

Judicial opinions--filing and publication--memorandum decisions and orders.

Section 12. The opinions of the supreme court and court of appeals and all divisions or districts of said courts shall be in writing and filed in the respective causes, and shall become a part of the records of the court, be available for publication, and shall be public records. The supreme court and the court of appeals may issue memorandum decisions or dispose of a cause by order pursuant to and as authorized by supreme court rule.

Source: Const. of 1875, Art. VI, §§ 15, 44; Amdt. of 1890, § 3.

(Amended August 4, 1970)

(Amended August 3, 1976)


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