Commission to narrow Missouri Supreme Court nominees today

Julie Smith/News Tribune Anton H. Luetkemeyer speaks during his interview session Monday in the Division I courtroom of the Missouri Supreme Court. Luetkemeyer is currently a state senator and is one of 22 applicants being interviewed to fill the vacancy created by Judge Patricia Breckenridge's retirement the end of October.

Applicants for the open Missouri Supreme Court seat flexed their judicial experience Monday during a series of brief interviews.

The Appellate Judicial Commission began the week interviewing 19 of the 22 people who applied to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court.