The reliably conservative judge is an ideological heir to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump is expected to name Amy Coney Barrett to the nation's highest court.
Trump’s expected court pick has criticized the Affordable Care Act, and a new lawsuit threatens coverage for many millions
Fewer than 40 days are left in the election, but Democrats, Republicans and voting rights advocates are still fighting over election rules in the courts.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, would be the youngest Supreme Court justice on the bench.
Barrett, whom President Trump will reportedly nominate for the Supreme Court, is a devout Catholic who has been open about her anti-abortion views.
The 48-year-old U.S. appeals court judge is a favorite of social conservatives to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Bryant Johnson's strong-armed gesture was fitting, given that he coached the late Supreme Court justice for more than 20 years.