Previewing the Missouri Supreme Court’s September docket

The Missouri Supreme Court has 11 cases on the docket for the month of September. This is the fewest number of cases argued in front of the Supreme Court in the month of September since 2017. 

The following cases will be heard on three separate days at the end of September. 

September 20 

  • Cedar County Commission, et al. v. Governor Michael Parson, et al
  • Christopher Zang v. City of St. Charles, Missouri, Kyle G. Petersen v. State of Missouri
  • In re: Lorenzo Antoine Hester

September 21

  • Saddle and Sirloin Club of Kansas City v. Director of Revenue
  • Charter Communications Entertainment I LLC v. Director of Revenue
  • Alvin Brockington, Individually and on Behalf of All Similarly Situated v. New Horizons Enterprises LLC
  • In re: Kimberly D. Tyler

September 28

  • Gary M. Weibrecht v. Treasurer of Missouri as Custodian of Second Injury Fund
  • James W. Swafford v. Treasurer of Missouri as Custodian of Second Injury Fund
  • Thomas Dubuc v. Treasurer of the State of Missouri Custodian of the Second Injury Fund
  • In re: Amy A. McGowan

The Missouri Supreme Court has heard arguments in 25 cases in 2022 and issued 28 decisions.

Founded in 1820, the Missouri Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort and has seven justices. Justices are appointed to 12-year terms by the governor from a list provided by the Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission. As of Sept. 2022, three judges were appointed by a Democratic governor and four by a Republican governor. 

The jurisdiction of the Missouri Supreme Court includes appeals concerning the validity of federal statutes and treaties in addition to state statues, state revenue laws, the right of a state elected official to hold office, and the imposition of the death penalty. The Missouri Supreme Court also has the discretion to hear appeals on questions of general interest and if a lower court’s decision is in conflict with a previous appellate decision.