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Sen. Durbin: Haven't been asked about Supreme Court post

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Asked Monday at a meeting with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board if he has been approached about an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he hasn't.

After joking that it would be "an interesting confirmation hearing" in front of "all my buddies on the Judiciary Committee," Durbin said no one has spoken to him about an appointment.

In an era when presidents tend to select justices who will sit on the bench for a long time, Durbin said he is too old.

Moreover, he said, "I am not sure that is a life where I would enjoy the pace."

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Wouldn't an appointment to the supreme court be double dipping pension wise? Do senators get a pension or do they have to pad their own nests?

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