Missouri Constitution Section

Article V
Section 13
November 14, 2016

Court of appeals, districts, judges.

Section 13. The court of appeals shall be organized into separate districts, the number, not less than three, geographical boundaries, and territorial jurisdiction of which shall be prescribed by law. Each district of the court of appeals shall be composed of such number of judges, not less than three, as may be provided by law.

Source: Const. of 1875, Art. VI, §§ 12, 14; Amdt. of 1884, §§ 1, 2, 3, 4.

(Amended August 4, 1970)

(Amended August 3, 1976)

(2010) The court of appeals is one court with multiple districts; decisions of a particular district are binding on all circuit courts. Akins v. Director of Revenue, 303 S.W.3d 563, 567 n.4 (Mo.banc).


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